Fast Facts from FHM

Posted: 18/11/2009 in Uncategorized

• New Zealand was the first to give women the right to vote in 1893.
• The average car produces a pound of pollution every 25 miles.
• When a giraffe’s baby is born, it falls from a height of 6 ft., normally without getting hurt.
• For the movie Surviving Picasso, actor Anthony Hopkins ate the same diet as Pablo Picasso during filming.
• The snail has traditionally been seen as a symbol of laziness. In Judeo-Christian culture, it has often been viewed as a manifestation of the deadly sin of sloth.
• The 2008 film The Dark Knight was the first movie that did not feature Bruce Wayne’s mansion.
• Aside from doing magic and performing stunts, Harry Houdini was also a famous skeptic who set out to expose frauds purporting to be supernatural phenomenon.
• World War Z author Max Brooks is the son of director Mel Brooks and the late actress Anne Bancroft.
• The teaser trailer for 2012 uses the exact same ambient music score from the trailer The Shining.
• Jennifer Aniston and Brad Pitt bought the rights to Audrey Niffeneger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife before it was released into the public.
• There are around 40 viruses and related threats specifically programmed to infect Mac computers.
• Urn shaped metal boilers called “Samovars” are popular versions of teapots in Russia and other Eastern European countries.
• Most American car horns beep in the key of F.
• Louie Cardero’s Nardong Tae, the comic book with a cult following about a boy who was struck by meteoric poop from outer space, is a spoof of the gangster-turned-folk hero movie Nardong Putik.
• A chicken can travel 9 miles an hour. This is usually a combined effort of jumping, running and flying.
• The maximum achievable score possible in a game of pac-man is 3,333,360 points.
• The state fish of Hawaii is really called the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, asas stated in the movie Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
• Stephen King provided the voice of Abraham Lincoln in the audiobook version of Sarah Vowel’s Assassination Vacation.
• More than 2,500 cover versions of the Beatles’ “Yesterday” exists, making it the most recorded song in history.
• Sabretooth and Wolverine’s appearance were both in non-X-Men books. Sabretooth’s was in Iron Fist # 14, Wolverine was in The Incredible Hulk # 181.
• The heaviest Tomato ever grown was of 3.51 Kg. by Gordon Graham of Edmond, Oklohama in 1986.
• Hemp makes stronger and longer lasting paper, as opposed of wood.
• Andres Bonifacio delivered the “State of the Katipunan Address”, during the Tejeros Convention on March 22, 1897.
• Da Vinci spent 12 years painting Monalisa’s lips.
• Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.
• Although it has eyes, a tarantula’s touch is it’s keenest sense.
• Golf was derived from the acronym “Gentlemen Only, Ladies Forbidden”.

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