Random Fact Sheet #142 – Dash of Bizarre, a Pinch of Unusual – 40 Facts 2

26Alcohol breath

Alcohol breath

Alcohol breath does not come from the stomach. It's comes from the ethanol diffusing out of the blood in the lungs. So eating food, chewing gum, or vomiting won't help mask how much alcohol is in your system if you're breathalyzed.

27. The "Be Prepared" scene featured in The Lion King was based off the 1935 Nazi propaganda film "Triumph of the Will."

28. Reese's peanut butter cups were also originally called "penny cups" since they cost just one cent each when Harry Burnett Reese first started selling them in 1928. The penny cups were so successful that Reese was able to sell them in 5-pound boxes to local retailers.

29. Lynyrd Skynyrd was named after Leonard Skinner, a gym teacher who used to send the band's members to the principal for their long hair. Later, the band used his real estate company's sign and phone number in album artwork, swamping Leonard Skinner Realty in prank calls.

30. One in eight US workers have worked at McDonald's, among them are Jeff Bezos, Pink, and Jay Leno.

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Kerning is the art of spacing letters so they are readable. Keming is when you kern letters incorrectly and they blend together.

32. Steve Irwin once discovered a new species of the turtle while on a fishing trip with his father and he had the honor of naming it. It's called Irwin's Turtle (Elseya irwini).

33. In 1861, Giuseppe Garibaldi, known as the hero of the two worlds and the main protagonist in Italian unification, volunteered to president Lincoln and was offered a Major General's commission in the U.S. Army, with only one condition: that the war's objective is declared as slavery's abolition.

34. Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the Dewey Decimal System, was kicked out of the American Library Association for constant unwelcome advances towards women librarians.

35. Schlitz was the number one beer in America in the early 1950s and then they started changing ingredients to cut costs. By 1975, consumers complained that the beer was forming "snot" in the can, and by 1981 the company folded.