Feb 1, 2018

Random Thursday

Time to once again return to That's a Fact Jack: A Collection of Utterly Useless Information [Updated] by Harry Bright and Jakob Anser! I got to admit, I think I like this book just a tad better than the Disney one! Only because those are based on questions particular people asked and they wouldn't be anything I'd ask! Lol!!

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"Lucifer is Latin for 'light-bringer.'"

I think I remember this from somewhere...

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"One twenty-fifth of the energy released by an incandescent light bulb is light. The rest is heat."

Wow. That's impressive!

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"The incredible stable adhesive known as Super Glue was invented by accident in 1942 by Dr. Harry Coover. While trying to make optical coating materials, Coover would test their properties by placing them between two prisms and shining light through them. When he tried cyanoacrylate, he couldn't get the prisms apart."

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"High-quality crystal produces a clear ringing sound when struck, hence the phrase 'crystal clear.'"

Naturally my mind went to Miss Congeniality when Sandra's character started running her finger around her glass. Tried to find a gif of it, but I have zero luck when it comes to finding specific gifs!

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"Ice is a mineral."

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"A 'rusticle' is a rust formation similar to an icicle. It occurs under water when wrought iron rusts, as on shipwrecks."

For some reason I always thought it was just hard algae!

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"One ton of iron will produce a ton and half of rust."

That's weird! Lol!

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"Bamboo is stronger than concrete."



  1. I did NOT know that about bamboo! AND PANDAS EAT THAT?

  2. Miss Congeniality is such a good movie. The one thing I didn't like about it though was the glasses. I don't like the ringing sound.

  3. I didn't know about the bamboo thing! The ton of iron making a ton and a half rust makes total sense to me, since rust is iron oxide (it's heavier!).

    I love these random facts. :)


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