10 Fun Facts

Naomi Shimunov, Reporter

 

  1. The very first food eaten by a U.S astronaut in outer space was applesauce.
  2. In the classic cartoon series Popeye, Popeye’s girlfriend Olive Oyl was given a different name in Spain, because olive oil was considered too important to be a cartoon character.
  3. In the Harry Potter film franchise, all of the books in Dumbledoor’s office are yellow pages rebound to look “old.”
  4. In the film, Who Framed Roger Rabbit, the voice actor of Roger Rabbit (Charles Fleischer) said all of his lines while wearing a rabbit costume that looked just like Roger.
  5. The founder of match.com, Gary Kremen, lost his girlfriend to a man she met on match.com.
  6. In New York City, approximately 1,600 people are bitten by other humans.
  7. Chickens were first domesticated for the purpose of cockfights, not as food.
  8. People who play video games are most likely lucid dreamers (the ability to control and remember dreams) than those who don’t.
  9. Most Japanese schools don’t have janitors. Instead the children do the cleaning daily to associate cleaning with morality. Let’s try it FDR!
  10. Macaques monkeys in Japan have learned to steal purses.