- In his last will and testament, Adam Yauch (MCA of the Beastie Boys) left instructions that his music could not be used in advertising.
- The word “infant” comes from the Latin word “infans” meaning “unable to speak” or “speechless.”
- The South Pole is 9,301 feet above sea level but about 9,000 feet of that is ice.
- The iconic “scream” made by WWII dive bombers was produced by acoustic devices mounted on the wings known as “Jericho trumpets” and served no purpose beyond intimidation.
- Tampa, Florida has never reached 100 degrees.
- No one born after 1935 has set foot on the moon.
- There are seven states that have laws on the books saying atheists can’t hold public office.
- The Beatles were only a band for 10 years and their recording discography has just over seven and a half years between their first and their last albums.
Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.