#Coollivin 102

1-5 CoolFacts

Liberty bell

1. The Liberty bell and Big Ben were cast by the same bell foundry, and that both the bells are cracked. –Source

2. Netherlands voted “Swaffelen” as their word of the year in 2008. It means to repeatedly smack one’s penis against someone or something. – Source

3. There was a professor who did a study on 1000s of elderly people and what advice they had about life. On happiness there was a consensus: “Almost to a person, the elders viewed happiness as a choice, not the result of how life treats you.” – Source

4. The US Government has rigorous specs for the pens it buys. They ought to be assembled by blind people, the pens must be able to write for a mile and in temps 160F to -40, are designed to fit undetected into uniforms, can stand in for a two inch fuse, and be used for an emergency tracheotomy. – Source

5. John Knoll, the visual effects supervisor of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, won an Oscar for Pirates of the Caribbean movie and also invented Photoshop. – Source

6-10 CoolFacts

Potatoes in space

6. Mankind has already started growing food in space, namely potatoes, in 1995. – Source

7. 63% of US prison inmates are functionally illiterate. – Source

8. Coffee makes the end of your intestine start contracting, like you are prepping for poop even if you have none. That’s why so many people want to poop after a coffee. – Source

9. There was an appetite suppressant candy called AYDS pronounce (AIDS) in the 80’s with the slogan ‘Lose weight deliciously with the aid of AYDS.’ – Source

10. A study had men report their own penis size, and the average was found to be 6.1-6.5 inches. A subsequent clinical study actually measured penises, and found the average size to be 5.1-5.7 inches. –Source