FACTS THAT SOUND TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE

But they are true! We wouldn't mess you around like that.
  1. 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.
  2. The last time a Republican was elected president without a Nixon or Bush on the ticket was 1928.
    Who but Hoover?
  3. In 1999, the NSA banned Furbies from its headquarters.
    The agency was worried the toys would repeat national security secrets.
  4. In 1991, Wayne Allwine, the voice of Mickey Mouse, married Russi Taylor—the voice of Minnie.
  5. When Canada’s Northwest Territories considered renaming itself in the 1990s, one name that gained support was “Bob.”
  6. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321
    Math!
  7. Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.
  8. In a 1917 letter to Winston Churchill, Admiral John Fisher used the phrase “O.M.G.”
  9. In 2001, Beaver College changed its name to Arcadia in part because anti-porn filters blocked access to the school’s website.
  10. 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.”
  11. The famous Aaron Burr “Got Milk?” ad from 1993 was directed by Michael Bay.
  12. The plastic pink flamingo is the official city bird of Madison, Wisconsin.
  13. Reed Hastings was inspired to start Netflix after a $40 late fee on a VHS copy of Apollo 13.
  14. Michael J. Fox’s middle name is Andrew.
  15. The actor inside R2-D2 hated the guy who played C-3P0, calling him “the rudest man I’ve ever met.”
  16. Chris Farley was the original voice of Shrek.
    A year after Farley died, Mike Myers took on the role.
  17. Saddam Hussein’s 2002 campaign song was “I Will Always Love You.”
    He received 100% of the vote.