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Random Ass Facts

Posted on: February 15, 2008

I’m a huge fan of knowing random ass fact that I can just spit out when the time is necessary, but after reading Apollocreed this morning, I felt like I needed to share the knowledge — I hope this helps the next time you’re in an elevator!

  • Tonka Toys gets it’s name from Lake Minnetonka in Minnesota (yeah, that’s the one that Prince told Apollonia she had to jump in during that scene in ‘Purple Rain.’)
  • The first movie theaters were called nickelodeons.
  • Chicha, an alcohol beverage which has been made for thousands of years in Central and South America, begins with people chewing grain and spitting into a vat. An enzyme in saliva changes starch in the grain to sugar, which then ferments. (Sounds yummy!)
  • It’s illegal to slurp soup in New Jersey.
  • Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.
  • Reno, Nevada is west of Los Angeles, California. (Let that shit marinate…I’m still trippin’ off that one!)
  • All pet hamsters are descended from a single female wild golden hamster found with a litter of 12 young in Syria in 1930.
  • On average, 100 people choke to death on ball-point pens every year. (WTF?!?!)
  • In Reno, Nevada, it is illegal to lie down on the sidewalk.
  • A polar bear’s skin is black. It’s fur is not white, but actually clear.
  • The first toilet ever seen on television was on “Leave It To Beaver.”
  • There is no single cat called the panther. The name is commonly applied to the leopard, but it is also used to refer to the puma and the jaguar. A black panther is really a black leopard. (I don’t think that my HBCU alma mater knows this fact because we sho’ are the HBCU Panthers…)
  • Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. (And who would just think to shoot up nutmeg???)
  • If you keep a golfish in a dark room, it will eventually turn white. (Am I the only one who wants to try this???)

3 Responses to "Random Ass Facts"

i’m buying a goldfish tomorrow.

Please try the goldfish and tell me how it goes… that’s really freaky.

And I also think it’s really weird that you can’t lie down on the sidewalk in reno. I have a book called “You Can Get Arrested For That” and it has all these bizarre laws. It’s pretty crazy some of the strange stuff that’s in there.

thats is awsom man!!! but pretty sad….

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