Leo Fender, the man that invented Fender Guitars, did not actually know how to play the guitar.

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Fender originally went to college to be an accountant and tinkered with electronics as a hobby. After the great depression he started a small electronics store that worked primarily with amplifiers. Eventually he moved on to redesign the instrument itself, however; he had to bring in musicians to test it.



Ghandi used to sleep naked next to beautiful young Indian girls to test his vow of chastity

Ghandi and his wife married when they were 14. A few years later when Ghandi’s father lay dying, Ghandi left his beside to go have sex with his wife. It was then that his father drew his last breath. While he was filled with guilt at this, he did not start having a negative attitude towards sex until his 30’s and did not take his vow of chastity until he was 38. His vow of poverty can easy to him, but the vow of chastity was much more difficult, this is why he saw fit to challenge himself.


Superman is Armenian.


 Shavarsh Karapetyan is an Armenian finswimmer who is a 17-time world champion. One day while on a 12 mile run he witnessed a bus crash into a lake. He dove 33 feet and rescued 20 people one at a time.  10 years later, he rushed into a burning hospital to save more people.


Since 1945, all British manufactured tanks come with tea making equipment.

It’s a common fact that the British take their tea time very seriously. Every AFV is equip with a boiling vessel, which to Americans would be called a kettle. Though these are not just used for tea, they are also used for the boil-in-bag meals that they eat inside tanks.


If every muscle in the human body could pull one direction, you could lift 25 tons!

The human body has more than 600 muscles in it, however; when muscles strain to lift things they all pull in different directions.


Inside each astronaut helmet, there is a patch of Velcro so they can scratch their nose.

The in inconveniencies of an astronaut helmet are not something we think of often, but NASA has tried to make it a little more convenient especially if an astronaut has to wear it for a long period of time.


Humans and giraffes both have 7 vertebrae’s in their necks.

You wouldn’t know it by looking at them! Giraffe neck bones are heavily stretched and padded with cartilage so they can stretch to reach leaves. If you have ever seen giraffes fight each other, they slp each other with their necks. If humans did that, we would break our necks.


Men have nipples because everyone is a female until the Y chromosome kicks in. You were all girl embryos.

Everybody knows that it is the Y chromosome that separates gender, however; most people would be surprised to know that they were originally girls. This also solves the mystery of why men have nipples.


Microsoft's "I'm a PC" Ad was created on a Mac.

If you were to view the original images from Mircosoft’s “I’m a PC” ad, beside the ‘creation software’ section in the properties, it would say it was created by Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh. The ad was created by Crispin Porter + Bogusky ad agency to try and boost Microsoft Vista’s reputation. Ironic, right?


China has more English speaking people than the United States.

Not surprising if you think about it, there are millions of more people in China than the United States and foreign countries heavily encourage learning several different languages.


There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.

Lots of people think this is so far fetched, but space is huge. Space is so mind bogglingly huge! Earth is a finite area and the amount of sand can be figured using some math, however; there are still so many things in the universe that we don’t even know.


The first man to survive going over Niagara Falls later died from slipping on an orange peel.

Comical! The first man over Niagra was named Bobby Leach who was employed by the Cornwall circus. Going over the falls, Bobby broke his jaw and various bones. While in New Zealand, he slipped on an orange peel and broke his leg. The leg became infected and they amputated it to save his life. It did not work.


Staring at a blue surface during sex greatly increases the intensity of orgasms because of optic nerve angles in the eye.

Paint your room blue!


Apple seeds are poisonous.

If you had an apple today and swallowed a seed, don’t panic. You are protected from the small amount of cyanide inside by the hard seed coating. You chewed the seed, you say? DOCTOR! DOCTOR NOW!

Just kidding, the amount of cyanide inside is so small that your body can detoxify it.


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Colgate toothpaste faced a big marketing obstacle in Spanish nations: Colgate translates into the command "hang yourself."

"Colgate" pronounced with Spanish pronunciation rules, is something like "Kohl-GAH-teh", where "go hang yourself" is "cuélgate", is pronounced "KWEL-gah-teh".


"Wow you are cool." 90% people will read that in a sarcastic voice.

We have become such a negative society that even the voices in our head take a compliment negatively. Where in the world did these negative connotations come from.


93% of people start imagining and creating scenarios in their heads every night about things they would like to happen.

This is morbid news for this author, as I imagine getting shot and slowly bleeding out because it helps me fall asleep.


The word 'swag' was invented in the 1960's by a group of gay men in Hollywood which means 'Secretly, we are gay'.

How these young people think this is cool, I will never know.