Words & literature facts

Superman Was Inspired By Moses, Not Jesus

Reading Time: 3 minutes Superman was inspired by Moses. You know the guy, he’s the one from the Bible that parted the sea fleeing the Egyptians and collected the Ten Commandments. Sure, the Bible certainly makes him out to be the all round good guy, freeing an enslaved people and acting as a moral compass for the rest of us, …

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The Oxford English Dictionary Was Largely Written By A Murderer From A Mental Institution

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Oxford English Dictionary was mostly written by a murderer who cut off his own penis and spent a lot of his time in a mental institution. This certainly detracts from the image that I always had of a rather boring, reclusive professor who had nothing better to do than to think of every known …

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Why Did The Tin Man Want A Heart? The Morbid Story

Reading Time: 4 minutes So why did the Tin Man want a heart? Once you get through this you will realize that it’s one of the most messed up characters in juvenile fiction ever. Not because he was a shinny guy, but because of the bizzarre circumstances surrounding his creation. I do suppose thought that the logical answer to the …

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Winnie the Pooh’s Real Name is Edward Bear

Reading Time: 3 minutes Winnie the Pooh’s real name is Edward Bear. Though it’s probably something that most people are unfamiliar with, he was named after the real Christopher Robin’s (that’s right, there was a real life Christopher Robin) teddy bear. But surprisingly, just as with the fictional character of the books and cartoon series, the teddy bear also had …

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The Original Title For President Of The USA Was His High Mightiness

Reading Time: 2 minutes The original title for President of the United States was His High Mightiness, the President of the United States and Protector of their Liberties. Wow, that was a mouthful if ever I said one. Why is it then that the original title for President of the United States was so grandiose and almost regal that it …

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The Capital Of Australia, Canberra, Means Women’s Breasts

Reading Time: 2 minutes Would you believe that the Australian capital, Canberra means women’s breasts? Why is it that Canberra means women’s breasts? Is it just a sort of odd colloquialism that only Aussies would understand or is there another, more realistic and logical answer for this peculiar meaning? When you first read the title of this fact what did you …

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Enter Recursion into Google and It Will Ask if You Meant Recursion

Reading Time: 2 minutes Try this. Go to Google and enter recursion and prepare for a bit of a troll. Google will do it’s normal thing and list a huge number of search results related to recursion. But at the very top of the search results page will be a suggestion by Google asking if you meant recursion. This …

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Mickey Mouse Attempted Suicide Repeatedly in 1930

Reading Time: 3 minutes Did you know that in 1930 there was a Mickey Mouse suicide comic strip published? This dark strip showed Mickey Mouse attempting suicide not once, but repeatedly throughout the strip. Not only was it really published, but it was also published by Disney themself in what could be considered one hell of a big mistake. What …

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