Titre
N'hésitez pas à partager nos informations... mais n'oubliez pas de nous citer !
Last DYKs published Submit a new DYK
12 letters for Hawaii

There are only twelve letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Save our souls!

The famous distress signal SOS (· · · — — — · · · in morse code) does not mean anything! For sure, it has no link with Save our souls which is a backronym.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Widen your circle of friends

Whether a circle is composed of 10, 100 or 1000 people, everyone has to step back 11 inches (28 cm) in order to fit one new person in the circle.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Nobel is no cuckold

The famous anecdote that explains the absence of a Nobel prize in mathematics by the fact that Alfred Nobel’s wife cheated on him with some mathematician is false!

+ Tell me more
 
 
Uncommon swift

A swift can fly 2 or even 3 years without landing, which makes it the world champion of nonstop flight…

+ Tell me more
 
 
The red telephone

The famous red telephone booth has been inspired by the dome of a tomb.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Athletic aquatics

An adult octopus can easily swim through a hole the size of the space between its eyes.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Asterix the satellite

The first French satellite was called Asterix. It was launched on 11/26/65.

+ Tell me more
 
 
The longest day

On Venus, a day is longer than a year.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Are you hexakosioihexekontahexaphobic?

Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia is the fear of the number 666.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Sober as a Koala

Usually, koalas don’t ever drink water during their whole life.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Chug, chug, chug!

Consumption of beer worldwide is estimated to be around 125 billions liters per year, i.e. not less than 50,000 Olympic pools.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Jane Cow

A cow with a name produces more milk than one without.

+ Tell me more
 
 
40-love, not war

For tennis, the English pronunciation for 0 is “love”.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Big Sun

The Sun alone accounts for 99.86% of the solar system’s known mass.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Infinite number

0.9999999… (with an infinite amount of 9) equals 1.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Lonely Pope

Statistically, there are a bit more than two Popes per sq. km in the Vatican City State.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Blitz-Peace

The famous sign “Peace” (☮) was the insignia of the Wehrmacht 3. Panzer-Division (1941–1945).

+ Tell me more
 
 
Coincidence

Considering a group of 40 people, there are 89% chances that two of them are born the same day.

+ Tell me more
 
 
Degree in jerk off ?

According to a 1990 US Study, the more educated a person is (ie. the higher the degree the person obtained), the more he / she masturbates.

+ Tell me more