Aug 11, 2022

Random Thursday


Time for another round of intriguing facts from True Facts That Sound Like Bull$#*t by Shane Carley. This is the last chapter of the book and is a miscellaneous category, so pretty much anything goes here!

(image borrowed from Land O'Lakes)

Did you know there is something called The Birthday Paradox? They say if you have a group of 75 people in a room, there's a 99.9% chance that two of them will share a birthday.

I'm going to guess we mean birthday date and not the full birthday. But that's still pretty interesting! I've met two people in my life so far that share the same birthday as of which is my niece!

(image borrowed from New York Magazine)

Did you know the patent for the first rolling luggage wasn't filed until 1970? That means we went to the moon before being able to roll our luggage! Which also meant that Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong were carrying their luggage bags onto the rocket!

(image borrowed from Wikipedia)

The Dobereiner's lamp was invented in 1823, the first lighter you would say. We would not get matches until 1826.

That's trippy!

(image borrowed from Wikimedia Commons)

Did you know that when Nintendo was founded, the Ottoman Empire was still in power in Europe? Nintendo was founded in 1889 and the Ottoman Empire did not dissolve until 1922. 

From my Google search, it looks like Nintendo started out as a card game! I did not know this at all! So for almost 100 years Nintendo just did these card games?! That's wild!

(image borrowed from Vox)

Carson City, the capital of Nevada is just one of six U.S. state capitals that is West of Los Angeles. The others are Juneau, AK, Honolulu, HI, Sale, OR, Olympia, WA, and Sacramento, CA.

That's interesting.

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