Incredible and fun facts to explore

Weird but interesting facts of life

Some are funny facts and some will make you say WTF. But being inconvenient and not useless, all those facts will enrich your knowledge base and help you pass through.

Alboin, King of the Lombards took his wife Rosamund as a spoil of war after he killed her father in War. At one point he made her drink from her father's skull, which he kept as a trophy and fashioned into a mug, telling her to "drink merrily with your father." She had him assassinated.

Sarcasm is believed to boost creativity in all parties involved in the conversation

The reason that Cersei and Bronn never appear in the same scene in "Game of Thrones" is that the actors used to date, had a terrible breakup, and now have stipulations in their contracts that they can't be made to act in the same scene together.

An average house fly lives for about a month. A lot longer than the commonly thought 2 or 3 days.

McDonalds szechuan dipping sauce wasn't szechuan at all, as the szechuan peppercorn was banned in the US at the time of the original promotion.

Mark Twain traveled extensively and once said "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth..."

There is a Japanese inn that opened in 718, that has been managed by 46 generations of the Houshi family. The inn has been operating for 1,300 years.

Medals won by US Olympians are considered earned income and therefore subjected to an IRS taxation - up to 39%.

From 2000-2001 in California, traders at the now defunct company, Enron, manipulated the price of energy by shutting down power grids causing rolling blackouts. These blackouts would increase demand for energy and thus cause the price to surge sometimes 20x above it's normal value.

Even though diamonds are the hardest material known to man, they can be smashed and shattered by a hammer because hardness only determines how scratch resistant something is, not how strong it is.

A lot of that weird creepy music in horror movies is performed on one unique instrument called a waterphone

In the 1941 Battle of Raseiniai, a single Russian KV tank stopped an entire German Division for a full day until it finally ran out of ammunition

Romans kept track of the years by naming them after the two consuls that year (e.g. the consulship of Vinicius and Haterius) When Julius Caesar essentially ruled alone during his "co-consulship" with Bibulus, Romans joked by referring to that year as the consulship of Julius and Caesar.

UK charity parachute jumpers injure themselves so frequently that, for every £1 they raise for charity, they cost the public health system £13.75.

The wheel was invented thousands of years after boats, woven cloth, rope, sewing needles, baskets and even the flute.