- Hitler, Mussolini, and Stalin were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.
- In 2009, WhatsApp cofounder Brian Action was turned down for a job at Facebook. Five years later, Facebook purchased WhatsApp for $19 billion.
- In 2001, the DEA attempted to ban glow sticks from parties by labeling them as “drug paraphernalia.”
- More than 90% of the monarch butterfly population has vanished in the last 25 years.
- In 1998, one satellite failed, and it caused about 80% of the world’s pagers to stop working.
- Oceanic plankton – including plants algae and some bacteria, not trees, produce the majority of the oxygen we breathe.
- Pope Gregory IX waged a war on cats as he believed they were instruments of Satan.
- Five-time Tour de France winner, Miguel Indurain, had a resting heart rate of just 28 beats per minute. The average person has a resting heart rate of about 60-70 beats per minute.
- Bloody Marys were originally called “Buckets of Blood.”
Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.