Facts of the Day – the actor who played Young Anakin Skywalker, Jake Lloyd, in The Phantom Menace was constantly picked on at school by his peers for his role, it turned him off acting ever since the movie
Facts of the Day – Hans-Ulrich Rudel is the only person to be awarded the “Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Golden Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds”, the highest a soldier could achieve; he flew 2,530 combat missions and was shot down or forced to land 32 times, several times behind enemy lines.
Facts of the Day -that an Ethiopian girl was brutally beaten by seven men, until a pride of lions chased the men away and proceeded to stay with and protect the girl until help arrived.
Facts of the Day – that in Iceland, the phonebook is sorted by first names because everyone’s surname is basically their father’s first name followed by -son or -dottir
Facts of the Day -that if you could fold a piece of paper in half 103 times it would be as thick as the observable universe.
Facts of the Day -that when researchers mapped out all of the sexual relationships at a high school, they found a single chain of sex connecting 238 students.
Facts of the Day -that the Space Shuttle couldn’t fly on new years day / eve because it couldn’t handle the year rollover
Facts of the Day -that Josip Broz Tito after surviving assassination attempts wrote to Stalin: “Stop sending people to kill me. We’ve already captured five of them, one of them with a bomb and another with a rifle … If you don’t stop sending killers, I’ll send one to Moscow, and I won’t have to send a second.”
Facts of the Day -that the trend of baggy shorts in the NBA was started by Michael Jordan because he wanted to wear his UNC shorts under his Bulls shorts.
Facts of the Day -When DuPont invented nylon in 1940, the first stockings manufactured were so good that DuPont chemists had to work on a weaker nylon that would enable runs on stockings and please the manufacturers.
Facts of the Day -the Airbus 340 is the only airline passenger jet with no accidents
Facts of the Day -63 Earths can fit inside Uranus
Facts of the Day – A defense lawyer (who was also a congressman) in a murder trial accidentally shot himself and died while reenacting the possibility of a victim accidentally shooting and killing themselves instead of his client; the defendant was then set free.
Facts of the Day -that using Skype in Ethiopia carries a 15 year maximum jail term
Facts of the Day – that a fifth wheel was a concept to help with parallel parking in the 1950’s.
Facts of the Day -ATM PINs were originally intended to have six digits, but have four because the inventor’s wife said she could only remember that many.
Facts of the Day -that had the Axis powers won World War 2, Hitler was saddened that the white race from Australia and New Zealand would disappear under Japan’s eventual colonization of the countries.
Facts of the Day -The person who designed Eve from Wall-E also helped design the iPhone, iMac and iPod.
Facts of the Day -There once was a village named Resia in Italy. They flooded the area and the only thing left visible is the village’s bell tower. It is know known as Lago di Resia.