What’s A Cool Fact You Think Others Should Know?

A Reddit user asked ‘What’s a cool fact you think others should know?’ and here are 30 of the responses.

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The Guinness book of records was invented by the Guinness beer folks. They figured a book of verifiable facts would help stop bar arguments.



Eugene Aldrin, the father of the famous moon landing astronaut Buzz Aldrin, not only witnessed the Wright brothers’ first flight but also went to see his son land on the moon in his lifespan.

We’ve been quick!


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Corgi is a translation of the welsh for dwarf dog. Cor gi.

In the Mabinogion, the welsh book of myths and legends, corgis were the battle steeds of fairies



If you type the word “askew” into the Google search box, the entire page will tilt slightly.


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The figure in Munch’s ‘The Scream’ is not screaming but is, in fact, reacting to hearing the scream.



Bob Ross was a Drill Instructor. When he stopped working as that, he promised he would not raise his voice at someone again. That’s why he was so soft spoken.


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There was a phantom poop on an Apollo mission. A poop, floating around, that none of the astronauts said was theirs.



The technology for the fax machine was invented in 1843. The feudal era in Japan ended in 1868 abolishing the samurai class. Abraham Lincoln lived until 1865. All of this combined lead to a 22 year period in which Lincoln could have received a fax from a samurai.


If you skip to the end of a long YouTube video and press replay you can watch the whole thing without adds



Human’s ability smell petrichor (smell of wet earth from rain) is greater than a Shark’s ability to smell blood in water.