#Coolfacts 23

 

1-5 CoolFacts

Elsa

1. Before “Let It Go” was written, Elsa was the main villain in Frozen, however the song was so uplifting that her character was changed instead of the song. – Source

2. Hitler’s chief architect, Albert Speer, was an adherent of the “theory of ruin value”: the architectural goal of constructing buildings that later collapse into aesthetically-pleasing ruins over the course of thousands of years. – Source

3. Florida suffered catastrophic wildfires during 1995. Florida’s Division of forestry later discovered that the underlying problem was the cessation of controlled burning, which was stopped at the behest of homeowners. – Source

4. Pacman was designed to be a never-ending game. The variable that holds the level was only an 8 bit integer though, so at level 256, the game goes bonkers, and level 256 is impossible to beat. – Source

5. The Apollo program had a massive effect on the atmosphere of the Moon, with each landing potentially doubling the Moon’s atmospheric mass. – Source

6-10 CoolFacts

Black-footed cat

6. The black-footed cat, Africa’s smallest feline predator, has been known to kill sheep by hanging on to their throats until they have bitten through the jugular. Their maximum size is roughly 5 lbs. – Source

7. At least six air traffic controllers who dealt with two of the hijacked airliners on Sept. 11, made a tape recording that same day describing the events, but the tape was destroyed by a supervisor without anyone making a transcript or even listening to it. – Source

8. Left-spiraling snails are generally as rare as left handed humans, especially because left and right spiraled snails can’t mate together easily, but in Japan snakes gobble up righties easily but can’t bite into the lefties, so there are way more lefties. – Source

9. The first cloned pet was a cat and it was named Copy Cat. – Source

10. Professional ballet dancers can go through 4 pairs of pointe shoes in a week. – Source