1-5 CoolFacts

babies

1. Babies will instinctively hold their breath underwater until the age of six months. Source

2. The word “electrocute” is a combination of the words electro and execute, meaning you were killed by electricity so if you don’t die, you were not electrocuted, you were shocked. Source

3. The character Zapp Brannigan on Futurama, was written specifically for Phil Hartman to play. After Hartman died, Billy West took the role but played the character’s voice and mannerisms as a tribute to how Hartman might have played it. Source

4. When Uwe Boll, tried to obtain filming rights for a World of Warcraft movie Blizzard said, “We will not sell the movie rights, not to you…especially not to you”. Source

5. The Peter Principle,anything that works will be used in progressively more challenging applications until it fails. Applied to a workplace, this means “every employee tends to rise to their level of incompetence”. Source

6-10 CoolFacts

kermit the frog

6. In 1996, a deranged man stormed into a New Zealand radio station, took the manager hostage and issued one demand that the station play Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog. Source

7. A young boy once pocketed a few giant African Land Snails while on vacation in Hawaii. When he returned home to Florida and got bored of it, his grandmother released them in the backyard, starting an invasion of foot long snails in Florida. Source

8. A man successfully foreclosed on a Wells Fargo office because they failed to respond to his letters of inquiry and then ignored his $1,000 small claims judgement. Source

9. Garth Brooks, is one of the last holdout big-name musicians refusing to put his music on iTunes because he disagrees with Apple’s approach to selling music. He will only make his back catalogue of hits and his new music available for download on his own website. Source

10. When a bee mates with a queen, its ejaculation is so powerful that it is audible by the human ear.Source