501 Facts from a Neighbouring Reality

278. 3 out of 100 people feel that humming softly when in a crowded elevator, a waiting room or a. homeless shelter, helps ease the tension for everyone else.

279. If the dome on the Pantheon in Rome were turned upside down and filled with Rice Krispies and milk it would be heard from Milan.

280. 97 out of 100 people have briefly considered attacking a stranger.

281 Shampoo commercials are 29% more misleading than dog food commercials, which are 47% more misleading than the relationship portrayed between a newsreader and the weather girl.

282 In western Italy an optimistic publishing deadline was thought responsible for 75,000 tourist brochures going to print in 1994 with ‘Visit Historic Niples’ on the cover.

283. It would take 110 hours of continuous use to get a face-tan from an iPad.

284. A man in Switzerland narrowly missed out on a Nobel peace prize when video footage
emerged of him receiving a parking fine.

285. It is believed that the funniest joke has yet to be conceived, and will probably involve helium and an easily-provoked octopus.

286. In the sixteenth century, Portuguese sailors first saw flip-flops in the huts of abandoned villages during their trading voyages, however the natives actually used them as underwear.

287. In Alexandre Dumas’ first draft of the novel, one of the Three Musketeers was pathologically squeamish.

288. The calories gained from the brie you eat before going to bed are burnt off by your
subsequent snoring.

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