Friday , 17 November 2017

50 Useless Facts (1 pic)

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  • Urgh!

    And before taking any of these funny things as facts, better double check them. For example the swallowing 8 spiders is from a study from the late 90’s where a researcher tested how quickly urban legends spread on the then rapidly growing internet. She tried to calm the legend down later, announcing it is a hoax, yet the hoax still lives on. And Donald Duck has never been banned in Finland.

    Shakespeare did invent something like 20,000 new words to the English language, mostly through a process called verbing. To assasinate is one which is created with this process. At least that one was correct. And the tiger and polar bear factoids were too.

    By the way: http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/sporange

  • Evilicious

    yup, I was about to comment on the spider swallowing as well. and in case you want more proof : http://www.snopes.com/science/stats/spiders.asp

  • ffilou6

    22 : possible; 41 : depends on which languages you learn geography; 48: I do;
    4, 26, 28, 39 etc… = be more precise instead of using word “average”…
    Really useless facts lol :-p …