Random Facts To Make You Sound Smarter Than You Actually Are.
#6. Sally Ride was the first American woman in space in 1983.
Ride was asked by reporters about bathroom facilities and what makeup she was taking up to space. But perhaps the dumbest question she was asked was if she cried when things didn't work?
#7. In 2008, scientists from Japan found a bacteria that can live in hairspray if the product is contaminated.
The new species is called microbacterium hatanonis. It is related to the microbacterium oxydans found in milk, cheese, beef, eggs, and patients suffering from leukemia. The related species is also found on catheters and bone marrow. Further testing is required to know if the new species is a threat to humans.
#8. Childhood friends Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield wanted to open up a company together.
Consequently, they took a $5 correspondence course through Penn State to learn how to make ice cream in 1978 and that's how Ben and Jerry's came to be.
#9. Talk about making typing easy.
Alaska is the only state whose letters are all found in one row of keys. You looked didn't you?
#10. Ketchup hasn't always been used as a condiment for hot dogs, fries, and hamburgers.
It was originally sold as a cure to treat maladies like diarrhea. Keep in mind the original recipe included mushrooms, walnuts, oysters, and mussels.
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