Mind Blowing Random Thoughts


#693

Service is learned at home, in the company of siblings. Look for the story of George Bush, Sr. and his nickname ‘Have half’. I didn’t agree with his politics, but I respected his motivations


#694

Dec. 22nd mind blowing random thought of the day: Ismali Ibn Sharif, who served as ruler of the Moroccan Alaouite Dynasty from 1672 to 1727, reportedly had 867 children, and is widely considered to be the record holder for most number of offspring that can be verified.


#695

Dec. 23rd mind blowing random thought of the day: Vincent Van Gogh didn’t start painting until 1881 when he was 28 years old, and in the remaining 9 years of his life until his suicide at age 37, he made over 800 notable works of art.


#696

Dec. 24th mind blowing random thought of the day: In Iceland, books are exchanged as Christmas Eve presents and are read throughout the night while eating chocolate. Known as ‘Jolabokaflod,’ Iceland, which publishes more books per capita than any other country in the world, sells most of its literature between September and November due to locals preparing for the upcoming holiday.


#697

Dec. 25th mind blowing random thought of the day: The Christmas song “Jingle Bells” was composed in 1857 by James Lord Pierpont, who was famed American billionaire J.P. Morgan’s uncle.


#698

Dec. 26th mind blowing random thought of the day: President James Monroe is the only person in U.S. history to have held 2 cabinet positions at once, when he simultaneously served as President James Madison’s Secretary of State and Secretary of War.


#699

Dec. 27th mind blowing random thought of the day: All NASA astronauts are required to learn fluent Russian in case they are faced with a problem while aboard the International Space Station near Russia mission control.


#700

Dec. 28th mind blowing random thought of the day: The exercise known as the “deadlift” refers to the soldiers during Ancient Rome who frequently lifted up their fallen comrades into wagons to be transported home.


#701

Dec. 29th mind blowing random thought of the day: When author Sir Terry Pratchett was knighted in 2009, he forged his own sword from 175 pounds of iron ore that he dug up himself, and a meteorite for the occasion.


#702

Dec. 30th mind blowing random thought of the day: Dutch astronomer Hans Lippershey is accredited for having made the earliest written record of a refracting telescope, a patent he filed for in 1608 but was denied due to similar claims for invention made by other spectacle makers. Lippershey was, however, compensated for his design and a report was published sharing his work. Galileo Galilei later read about and recreated Lippershey’s model with stronger magnification. The next year, Galileo received the patent and credit for having officially invented the telescope.


#703

Man. This has Tesla v. Edison written all over it.

Frickin’ Galileo…


#704

Neil armstrong was the first man on the moon. Neil A is alien backwards :alien:


#705

Dec. 31st mind blowing random thought of the day: It is unknown what Albert Einstein’s last words were because the nurse who sat by his side as he died didn’t understand German.


#706

Jan. 1st mind blowing random thought of the day: It was so cold during President Ulysses S. Grant’s inauguration in 1869 that the canaries scheduled to sing at the event ball froze to death.


#707

Jan. 2nd mind blowing random thought of the day: The 1982 film ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ was banned in Sweden, Scandinavia, Finland, and Norway upon initial release because their governments felt that the movie portrayed adults as enemies of children.


#708

Just wanted to say that I love this thread :blush: Thanks for the education :+1:


#709

You’re welcome! Random facts are totally my jive.


#710


#711

:flushed:


#712

Where do hamsters live before they go to the pet store??