Tuesday, December 20, 2011

7 Random Facts (Episode 5)

1 - The official beverage in Ohio is tomato juice. It seems that Ohio did a lot of work to popularizing tomatoes in the late 1800s and they even wanted to declare it the official state fruit.

2- BMW was actually an aircraft engine manufacturing company but after being forced to cease production by the terms of Versailles Armistice Treaty, the company shifted to producing motorcycles in 1923. Automobiles production began in 1928-29 with the first car named Dixi. 

3- Upper and lower case letters are named like that because of their positioning which was either on the top or lower case of the printing press which used movable type. The individual type blocks used in hand typesetting were stored in wooden or metal drawers known as cases.  

4- According to this study laughing lowers levels of stress and strengthens immune system. Now I will tickle myself every morning.  

5 – There is a common misconception regarding the digestion of chewing gum. People will either tell you that it will stick to your stomach or they will tell you that it takes a lot to digest. It doesn’t so it will pass through your digestive system as any other type of food.

6- The first movie to ever show a kiss on camera was actually called The Kiss and it was a re-enactment of the kiss between May Irwin and John Rice from the final scene of a stage musical called The widow Jones. This happened in 1896 so you can imagine how scandalized everybody was after seeing it. Here is the movie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q690-IexNB4

7- Gabby Gingras is a girl who doesn’t feel pain. Although most of us would be jealous of her, this is actually a very life threatening condition.  Because she is unable to feel pain she cannot protect herself from harmful situations. 


  1. hehehe..my older relatives and my parents always says..don't swallow your chewing gum it will stick inside your intestines hahaha..thank you for clarifying my mind sis Andreea though I didn't try it yet hehehe..passing by ;)

  2. Fun random facts - I never knew that about Ohio! I'm a HUGE tomato fan, but not a fan of tomato juice as a beverage! I don't know how I managed to miss some of your amazing posts....I just realized that I must not have pressed the Google Follower button hard enough....I got it now!

  3. Hi Andreea, this post is very informative and entertaining too.. no wonder they called it "Laughter, the best medicine"
    Hope you get well soon. Take care.

  4. Nice, I will also start tickling every morning, :)but i dont think it will work for long, we will have to hire a comedian to come and make ur laugh.
    I am feeling very sorry for Gabby, what will be her life without pain.