Friday, January 11, 2008

Start the New Year Off with Facts!


  • Marshmallows are extracted from the mucilanginous roots of the marshmallow plant, which grows in swamps and other fetid areas.
  • In industry terms, a “stewardess” can refer to a female or male flight attendant.
  • The only new species of mammal that has appeared in the last 1,000 years is the labradoodle.
  • The state of Alabama still accepts Confederate scrip as payment for state income taxes.
  • A single apple seed contains enough arsenic to kill an adult horse—but not an adult human!
  • All the continents begin and end with the same letter. The only exceptions are North America, South America, and Eurasia.
  • If you swallow your Adam’s apple, you will choke to death.
  • The Viking explorer Leif Garrett discovered America centuries before Columbus or the Native Americans.

16 comments:

Tasha said...

I thought Leif Garrett was an ugly teen idol who recorded the song "I Was Made for Dancing All, All, All, All Night Long."

Jon Black and Britt Bergman said...

Dear tasha,

Thanks for your comment! Many people get the various members of the Garrett dynasty confused. You are probably thinking of Garrett Morris, who was not a teen idol but was on television, or possibly Mrs. Garrett from the Facts of Life, who was married (naturally) to Mr. Garrett. Thanks for your comment!

Pops said...

Thanks for the helpful info. All this time I've been trying to poison horses with half-eaten Bit-O-Honey bars and have had one frustrating failure after another. Thanks Fact Men, you guys are the best friends an aspiring horse slayer can have!

walrus1960 said...

It was Lief Ericson who explored America not Lief Garrett. Idiots!

walrus1960 said...

Canines or dogs are a "species" A "labradoodle" is a new breed( of which there have been hundreds of new ones in the last few years)not a new species of mammal as this bogus site claims.

walrus1960 said...

Apple seeds contain Cyanide(only trace amounts) and not arsenic as this bogus site claims. Arsenic is a heavy metal and would have to have come from the enviroment and not produced by the plant itself.

walrus1960 said...

Eurasia is NOT a Continent as this bogus site claims.

walrus1960 said...

Marshmallows do not grow on a plant as shown in the bogus photo of the confection stuck to the roots of a clump of crab grass as this bogus site claims.
The marshmallows we eat now are made of gelatin, corns syrup and sugar. They were once flavored by the extract of the root of marshmallow plants but have not been so for nearly a century.

walrus1960 said...

There is no way that it would be humanly possible for a living person to swallow his own adams apple or larynx(voice box). No more than it would be possible to swallow his own foot if still attached.
Isn't it a bit revealing that more than three fourths of these "facts" can be proven unfounded and wrong? And that is in one posting on this bogus site!

Anonymous said...

You know what is unfortunate, Walrus? That you seem to be blinded by the lies of traditional "information" resources. This web site has been like a godsend to me and my family. I have chosen to homeschool my children because these courageous fellows have taken it upon themselves to show us the truth. The schools in whatever fly-over state you live in clearly have left you ill equipped for life in the contentious modern world. You should be thanking these fellows, not showcasing your ignorance.

cars700 said...

Hey y'all should listen to walrus, he knows!

walrus1960 said...

Anonymous said...
You know what is unfortunate, Walrus? That you seem to be blinded by the lies of traditional "information" resources. This web site has been like a godsend to me and my family. I have chosen to homeschool my children because these courageous fellows have taken it upon themselves to show us the truth. The schools in whatever fly-over state you live in clearly have left you ill equipped for life in the contentious modern world. You should be thanking these fellows, not showcasing your ignorance.

My point has been proven.
I hope your just messing with me. If not you and your disadvantaged children don't have a chance anywhere much less in the "contenious modern world'.
I would equate your Home Schooling with parental abuse and cruelty if this is one of your resources. You do know what empirical evidence is. Don't you?
Look it up this how humans learn what is tthe truth or not. You see I can go to a million different independant sources and find out that Lief garrett was a teenybopper singer in the late 70's and not Lief Ericson who was a Viking explorer of tenth century.
Find another source that agrees with these fools > I defy You. Or are you going to take the word of any huckster making an opposing claim against "traditional resources". You do realize that facts have to be backed up and proven. Come on you poor brainless waste . Proove I'm wrong. Just ONE other source to back up this simple ,easily settled claim.You know records, Birth certificates,grammy nominations, viking history? Anything just one source that proves that 1970's Heartrhrob Lief Garrett discovered America
Ask these fools where they got thier facts. They won't tell you. But you'll believe em' right?

owned said...

methinks someone needs to take a chill and relax and see the funny. not every fact has to be true...sometimes, they can just be for fun. You know...fun, funny hahaha. oh forget it.

Anonymous said...

this is pretty damn pointless don't you think

Anonymous said...

And how it to paraphrase?

Anonymous said...

Just popping in to say nice site.