Five Random Facts for Tuesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Blink-182 removed the red cross from the “nurse’s” hat on the cover of their album “Enema of the State” because the American Red Cross told them it was a violation of the Geneva Conventions.

2.  There’s a 60-mile stretch of Interstate 19 in Arizona where all the signs only use kilometers, not miles.  It’s a relic from the Carter administration, when they were trying to get the U.S. to switch to the metric system.  There’s still no plan to change them.

3.  In real life, gun silencers don’t work like they do in movies.  A gun with a silencer still makes a noise about as loud as a police siren, that’s about 100 times quieter than a gun without a silencer, but still pretty loud.

4.  You’re about 0.2 inches taller in the morning than at night, because the discs in your spine have been relaxing all night.  Over the course of the day, they squash down a little bit.

5.  The most lopsided game in college football history was in 1916, where Georgia Tech won 222-to-zero over a school from Tennessee called Cumberland College.


(Wiki / Geography Realm / Today I Found Out / Daily Mail / Wiki)