When Will Happiness Find Me Again?

Let's talk about fun facts.

  • The average man's preferred temperature is 19.6° C or 292.75 K. Nobody knows who worked this out or how, but it seems to be true.

  • Hamsters and Guinea Pigs experience time at a rate just under twice as fast as that of humans. Gerbils are less fortunate and experience time faster, at a speed nearly ten times that we perceive.

  • The TV series Red Dwarf is based on the true experiences of co-creator Rob Grant (he being Dave Lister). His writing partner Doug Naylor never knew this, but always suspected something.

  • A dozen dozens is known as a gross and a gross grosses is known as a dozen.

  • 47 is the luckiest number.

  • The so-called 'Lynx Effect' is actually a mild form of brainwashing and lethal in large doses.

  • The second is based on the time it takes light to travel a certain distance through a vacuum. That distance is based on the distance light travels in a second.

  • The musical episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer is the only time someone has attempted to kill people through song, aside from the horrific and bloody 1987 Broadway production of Hamlet: A Musical Tale of Vengeance.

  • Darkness is not an absence of light, rather light is an absence of darkness.

  • Calculators are able to make calculations using the three tiny mouse brains that are embedded into their circuitry.

  • The wheel was never invented, it was discovered in 11,000 BC by Dall, a primitive tribesman who found the remains of Doc Brown's time travelling Delorean.

  • Jorge Garcia, of Lost fame, was once stopped by a police officer for speeding. He paid the fine and moved on with his life.

  • Part of the entry test for Mensa is to make candidates remove their pants and run around a field filled with landmines. If they survive they can join Mensa. If not, Mensa has a new pair of pants.