AMAZING FACTS FOR PEOPLE WHO ENJOY AMAZING FACTS

  1. One April day in 1930, the BBC reported, "There is no news." Instead they played piano music.
  2. In 1939, Hitler's nephew wrote an article called "Why I Hate My Uncle." He came to the U.S., served in the Navy, and settled on Long Island.
  3. Furbies were banned from the National Security Agency's Maryland headquarters in 1999. It was feared the toys might repeat national security secrets.
  4. Fredric Baur invented the Pringles can. When he passed away in 2008, his ashes were buried in one.
  5. When asked who owned the patent on the polio vaccine, Jonas Salk said, "Well, the people. There is no patent. Could you patent the sun?"
  6. In 1991, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.
  7. After OutKast sang "Shake it like a Polaroid picture," Polaroid released this statement: "Shaking or waving can actually damage the image."
  8. In 1965, a Senate subcommittee predicted that by 2000, Americans would only be working 20 hours a week with seven weeks vacation.
  9. When Canada's Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was "Bob."
  10. Reno is farther west than Los Angeles.