Sunday’s Interesting Facts & Hilariously Wrong Headlines

Discerning reader, in the build up to my company rebrand (in just 2 weeks!) you’ll appreciate that I won’t be delving into  many meaty subjects as my director’s speech is more than making up my writing quota!

But rest assured that I’ll be right back with you straight after with a special report from inside ‘The Evolution’ as we’re affectionately calling what promises to be a thrillingly exciting evening (for many reasons!)

However, to cheer you up in my absence, I thought I’d publish some more Sunday facts along with some amusing real newspaper headlines. Enjoy!

Have a great Sunday!

10 Interesting Facts

  1. Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
  2. The letters KGB stand for Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti
  3. Stewardesses’ is the longest English word that is typed with only the left hand.
  4. The combination “ough” can be pronounced in nine different ways; the following sentence contains them all: “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”
  5. The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.
  6. Facetious and abstemious contain all the vowels in the correct order, as does arsenious, meaning “containing arsenic.”
  7. Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian seal for that reason.
  8. Cats have over one hundred vocal sounds, while dogs only have about ten.
  9. The word “Checkmate” in chess comes from the Persian phrase “Shah Mat,” which means “the king is dead.”
  10. The reason fire houses have circular stairways is from the days of       yore when the engines were pulled by horses. The horses were stabled on the ground floor and figured out how to walk up straight    staircases.

And, just in case you missed them first time round… here are some hilarious real headlines!

Real Headlines

  1. Include Your Children when Baking Cookies
  2. Something Went Wrong in Jet Crash, Expert Says
  3. Police Begin Campaign to Run Down Jaywalkers
  4. Safety Experts Say School Bus Passengers Should Be Belted
  5. Drunk Gets Nine Months in Violin Case
  6. Survivor of Siamese Twins Joins Parents
  7. Iraqi Head Seeks Arms
  8. Prostitutes Appeal to Pope
  9. Panda Mating Fails; Veterinarian Takes Over
  10. British Left Waffles on Falkland Islands
  11. Lung Cancer in Women Mushrooms
  12. Eye Drops Off Shelf
  13. Teachers Strike Idle Kids
  14. Clinton Wins on Budget, But More Lies Ahead
  15. Enraged Cow Injures Farmer With Ax
  16. Plane Too Close to Ground, Crash Probe Told
  17. Miners Refuse to Work after Death
  18. Juvenile Court to Try Shooting Defendant
  19. Stolen Painting Found by Tree
  20. Two Sisters Reunited After 18 Years in Checkout Counter
  21. Killer Sentenced to Die for Second Time in 10 Years
  22. Never Withhold Herpes Infection from Loved One
  23. War Dims Hope for Peace
  24. If Strike Isn’t Settled Quickly, It May Last a While
  25. Cold Wave Linked to Temperatures
  26. Deer Kill 17,000
  27. Enfields Couple Slain; Police Suspect Homicide
  28. Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
  29. Typhoon Rips Through Cemetery; Hundreds Dead
  30. Man Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge
  31. New Study of Obesity Looks for Larger Test Group
  32. Astronaut Takes Blame for Gas in Spacecraft
  33. Kids Make Nutritious Snacks
  34. Chef Throws His Heart into Helping Feed Needy
  35. Arson Suspect Held in Massachusetts Fire
  36. Ban On Soliciting Dead in Trotwood
  37. Local High School Dropouts Cut in Half
  38. New Vaccine May Contain Rabies
  39. Hospitals are Sued by 7 Foot Doctors

5 Comments

  1. Francesca Pratt says:

    Very interesting and funny

  2. piratenina says:

    love this amusing read!!!

  3. Really amazing thing is that cats have 100 vocal sounds but dogs have 10 . seriously you have awesome collection of rel=”nofollow”>Funny Facts about life. interesting post to read and very informative.

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