Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • The Sun is the most perfect sphere ever observed in nature.


  • Benjamin Franklin never patented any of his inventions. He reasoned that “we enjoy great advantages from the inventions of others,” and that “we should be glad of an opportunity to serve others by any invention of ours; and this we should do freely and generously.”


  • Seth MacFarlane was originally a writer and animator for classic shows like “Johnny Bravo” and “Dexter’s Laboratory.”


  • William Shakespeare invented the names Miranda, Jessica and Olivia.


  • In 1973, NASA sent two spiders named Arabella and Anita into space to see if they could spin a web without gravity. After a couple of days, the spiders eventually began making webs that were thinner and more erratic than they had on Earth.


  • Vegemite is actually the leftover concentrated yeast mixture from the bottom of alcohol barrels.


  • Edward Bernays, a nephew of Sigmund Freud, is considered the father of modern public relations and is often credited with creating it as a profession.


  • The Chinese Segway rip off, 9Bot, used the money it got from selling the rip off to buy the original Segway company.


            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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