Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • 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.

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