Mind Blowing Facts


#21

Lance Bangs said that Will was the one off screen that was asking them a lot of the questions in the documentary. Since he knows them all so well it was easier to get them to talk.


#22

Great fact. True of also many reptiles apparently. Including the crocodile. It just gets bigger and bigger and bigger until it can’t feed itself and dies of starvation.


#23

I’m not sure that analytic continuation in the context of a divergent sum is that “unusual” – especially in the context of a meromorphic function. Also, I didn’t suggest that it was free of context; just pointing out that it is – as a fact – provable, mind blowing, and incredibly useful :slight_smile: .


#24

kevin shields has an individually tuned guitar for each song


#25

Shuggie Otis was 18 years old when he released Freedom Flight (featuring the immortal classic, Strawberry Letter 23) in 1971.


#26

Alex Chilton was 16!


#27

I’ll just leave this here:

http://orema.dmu.ac.uk/eorema/analytical-précis-chime-orbital-towards-analysis-electronic-dance-music

I was trying to find how young they were, not that young as it happens, but good analysis anyway.


#28

With an average shelf life of 75 years, we each get to experience a few percents of the entire written history of humankind.


#29

I still find it kinda mind blowing that plants grow out of (thin) air.

Surely a simplification, but as a description of photosynthesis it’s not wrong is it?


#30

Buddy Holly was only two years older than Alan Vega.


#31

:exploding_head:

(Twenty characters)


#32

Origin of the name “Rosa Yemen”, the first and best (IMHO) project of Lizzy Mercier Descloux:


or, p. 134: https://monoskop.org/images/f/f9/Semiotexte_Vol_3_No_2_Schizo-Culture.pdf

[so this dates the project to 1978 at the earliest]
[which is correct, I thought it was older, but it’s still remarkable nonetheless]

so who is/was Seth Neta?


#33

Kate Bush was 13 when she wrote this:


#34

10th President of the USA John Tyler was born in 1790 and STILL has living grandchildren


#35
  • 99999999999999999989 is a prime number
  • Rowan Atkinson (Mr. Bean) was a schoolmate of Tony Blair
  • There is no such animal as panther. Tiger, lion, leopard and jaguar — are all panthers
  • X percents of Y is equal to Y percents of X
  • Laser is an acronym for “light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation”
  • Hummingbird’s metabolism is so fast that if it would sleep for 8 hours — it would die out of starvation
  • LG was originally producing soap and laundry detergents
  • Sony makes most amount of money as an insurance company

God, I love useless facts.


#36

The southernmost province in the country of Belgium is called Luxembourg and is larger than the country of Luxembourg in which it shares a border.


#37

i’m really into this thread, but “mind blowing facts” sounds more like a facebook group that your baby boomer uncle belongs to than a llllllll.co thread

edit: nothing but love for lines members that are baby boomer uncles


#38

… and “baby boomer uncles” sounds like something from Unwanted band names thread :slight_smile:


#39

sweet burn.

What’s a better name? I have the power to edit to conform to your ageist opinion.

I turn 42 next month. 42 is practically 43.

I’m no one’s uncle.

I’ve been told I could be either a millenial or a gen-x given the year of my birth - 1976. Maybe that’s a mind blowing fact? Maybe this thread needs a list of frequently cited mind blowing facts? A mind blowing faq #dadjoke.


#40

I would read “10 Mind Blowing Facts about FAQs” if it popped up on buzzfeed