Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Blu-Ray discs hold more data because the laser is actually blue, which has a shorter wavelength than red and can read more accurately, allowing for more storage.
  • 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.
  • 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, things begin to act strange, and the level is impossible to beat.
  • The Apollo program had a massive effect on the atmosphere of the moon, with each landing potentially doubling the moon’s atmospheric mass.
  • The first cloned pet was a cat, and it was named Copy Cat.
  • Professional ballet dancers can go through four pairs of pointe shoes in a week.
  • During a visit to Boeing, Soviet scientists secretly applied adhesive to the bottom of their shoes in order to covertly collect metal samples from the floor.
  • A barrel contains 31 gallons of beer. A keg is 15.5 gallons or a half-barrel.

            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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