10 Completely Random Facts
A selection of bizarre, unusual and funny pieces of trivia.
I’ve always felt a strange wonder for the humble piece of trivia. In recent times, they’ve been rebranded “Random Facts” and in some respects I find this a good thing, as they tend to be funnier and… well… more random. But I also slightly worry that this means they’re often dismissed as “random and irrelevant”. Well, yes, they are, but isn’t that the whole point?
The point here, however, is not to quibble pointlessly about the minor connotations of words. The point here is to supply the reader with a plethora of fascinating, pointless scraps of information that will, hopefully, lighten the mood of all and sundry present when you feel prepared to loosen a volley, or perhaps a shred, of glorious, gooey pointlessness.
The facts I present here have been garnered by me throughout my life, and each one comes with a link, which authenticates it. I have attempted to lay out these jewels of wisdom like a jeweller lays out diamonds, each with a certificate proving their worth.
I hope that after reading these you also become a collector of trivia, so if you do, remember this: The Truth is always stranger than Fiction.
Shakespeare was 46 when the King James Version of the bible was published .The 46th word from the beginning of the 46th Psalm is shake and the 46thword from the end of the 46th Psalm is spear.
Proof: (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare, born 1564, died 1616)
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_James_Version, published in 1611)
(http://onlinebibletalk.com/book-of-psalms-psalm-46, do a CTRL+F and search for shake, count from the beginning then search for spear and count from the end)
It is illegal to duel in Paraguay, unless both participants are registered blood donours.
Proof: I had trouble accessing Paraguay’s laws and constitutions, as the vast majority of all resources I can find are in Spanish! However, I did manage to find this link from a reputable source (http://www.blood.co.uk/visually_impaired/vi_secrets_in_blood.html)