Facts or Factoids? – Top Ten


Here we go with our new column about amazing facts. Did you know the ones listed below? Do you know even more interesting ones? Expand our Facts or Factoids? – Top ten!!

Top ten:

  • The first couple shown in bed on TV was Fred & Wilma Flintstone
  • Each King on playing cards represents a historical king, who actually existed: Spades: David, Hearts: Charlemagne, Clubs: Alexander the Great, Diamonds: Julius Caesar
  • Bullet-proof vests, fire escapes, windscreen wipers and laser printers have one thing in common: they were all invented by women.
  • Shrimps´ hearts are in their heads.
  • In Ancient England, couples that were having children were required to first obtain royal permission and then place a sign in their home that said “Fornication Under Consent of King”, which was later shortened to FUCK
  • An only-for-men game was invented in Scotland, the name was “Gentlemen Only Ladies Forbidden”, which was later shortened to GOLF
  • A flea can jump 350 times the length of its body. For a human being would mean to jump from one side of a football pitch to the other one.
  • An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
  • In 1987 American Airlines saved 40.000 $ simply taking away one olive from first class’ salads.
  • On average, women say 7,000 words per day while men manage just over 2,000 words.

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