FACTS THAT SOUND TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE
But they are true! We wouldn't mess you around like that.
- •President John Tyler was born in 1790. He took office in 1841. And he has two living grandchildren.Not great-great-great-grandchildren. Their dad was Tyler’s son.
- •The last time a Republican was elected president without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket was 1928.Who but Hoover?
- •In 1999, the NSA banned Furbies from its headquarters.The agency was worried the toys would repeat national security secrets.
- •In 1991, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.
- •When Canada’s Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was “Bob.”
- •111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321Math!
- •Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.
- •In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase “O.M.G.”
- •In 2001, Beaver College changed its name to Arcadia in part because anti-porn filters blocked access to the school’s website.
- •Before he became a TV painting icon, mild-mannered Bob Ross was in the Air Force.“I was the guy who makes you scrub the latrine...who screams at you for being late to work.”
- •The famous Aaron Burr “Got Milk?” ad from 1993 was directed by Michael Bay.
- •The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, Wisconsin.
- •Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
- •Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew.
- •The actor inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3P0, calling him “the rudest man I’ve ever met.”
- •Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek.A year after Farley died, Mike Myers took on the role.
- •Saddam Hussein’s 2002 campaign song was “I Will Always Love You.”He received 100% of the vote.