Mind Blowing Facts of the Day list#15

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1) In 1992, the Vatican finally admitted Galileo was right about the Earth revolving around the Sun. – Source

2) Japan gives Sumo wrestlers iPads, since cell phones are too small for the wrestlers to text message with. – Source

3) Bill Murray once decided to commit suicide by drowning in Lake Michigan after doubting his abilities in the early days of his acting career in Chicago. He ultimately changed his mind on the way to the lake after seeing a painting from French painter Jules Breton. – Source

4) Scientists have created diamonds from tequila. – Source

5) The urine of a maned wolf smells like marijuana. The smell is so similar, it once had police searching the Rotterdam Zoo because they thought someone was smoking weed. – Source

6) Iron Man was created by Stan Lee as a challenge to create a hero no one should like and force people to like him. – Source

7) There is a tree named Pando that is technically an entire forest. It is a clonal colony of 4700 aspens’s that all share the same root system. – Source

8) A man survived in a sunken ship for nearly three days, 270 feet underwater, in pitch darkness, while listening to fish eat the corpses of his shipmates. – Source

9) In 1995 a 6 year old Tibetan boy was named the eleventh Panchen Lama, detained by the People’s Republic of China, and never seen again. – Source

10) In addition to love and happy marriage, St. Valentine is also the patron saint of plague. – Source

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