Mindblown:fascinating fun facts.

fascinating fun facts:

Here, in absolutely no rational order, are things fascinating fun facts.

Some of these facts will make you say “Duh! I knew that!” and some will leave you thinking “hashtag mind blown!”

Beer was a soft drink:

Beer was a soft drink in Russia until 2013. In 2011, president Dmitry Medvedev signed a law that made beer an alcoholic beverage, allowing the government to control its sale and consumption. The law came into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.


IKEA is Dutch:

Although marketed as Swedish, the furniture chain is operated by INGKA Holding, which is headquartered in Leiden, Netherlands. The IKEA trademark and concept is owned by Inter IKEA Systems, a separate Dutch company owned by Luxembourg-based Inter IKEA Holding.

If you write “umop apisdn” it will spell “upside down” when viewed upside down. Go ahead, try it. We’ll wait.

Duncan Hines was a real man (he died in 1959 at the age of 78) and Chef Boyardee was named for founder Ettore Boiardi, but Betty Crocker, Uncle Ben and Aunt Jemima were only characters.

fascinating fun facts

 Tom Cruise:

Tom Cruise lived in Ottawa for three years beginning in 1971. Then known as Thomas Mapother, he lived in the Beacon Hill community and attended Grades 4 and 5 at Robert Hopkins Elementary School and Grade 6 at Henry Munro Middle School.


Apollo 17:

It’s well known that Neil Armstrong was the first man to walk on the moon — but who was the last? His name is Eugene Cernan. The commander of the Apollo 17 mission stepped off the surface and into a lunar module in 1972. Cernan is now 80.


fascinating fun facts


UK-based Unilever promotes realistic body images in its Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty” commercials but uses skinny female models to promote its Axe line of products to men. But wait, it gets better: Unilever owns ice cream brands Ben & Jerry’s, Klondike, Popsicle and Breyers — and also owns Slim-Fast.

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