It used to be the case that official documents had a tendency to be written in English that simply did not make any sense. It got so bad that in 2010 there was a new law passed that meant things had to be written in plain English so that pretty much anybody could understand what […]
Category: Fun Facts
Welcome to The Fun Knowledge Encyclopedia: The Crazy Stories Behind the World’s Most Interesting Facts!
That is a Bad Typo
Every book has the potential to contain a typo at some point, but generally speaking they are not seen as being offensive in any way whatsoever. Sadly, that is not always the case especially when you discover what happened to a publisher in Australia. The book in question was a cookbook, and there was a […]
An Unusual Punishment
Back in 2002, a man from Painesville found himself on the receiving end of a rather strange and unusual punishment. His crime? He had decided to refer to a police officer as a pig during a confrontation and it was decided that this was just simply not good enough. Because of his crime, the judge […]
Now that is a Special Nanny
Being a nanny to the rich and famous is not an easy job, but it seems that those that do make it to the upper echelons of society, do so thanks to their training. In fact, they will mostly go to a college that has been established just to go ahead and train you to […]
John Lennon was Unhappy with His Father
Being one of the lead members of the most popular band in the world did mean that you had a certain amount of power under your control, and it seems that John Lennon was not afraid to use it. Back in 1965, he was rather unhappy that his father had gone ahead and released his […]
What a Showoff
You would think that being the President of the United States would be enough reason for you to show to people how cool you are and also how well you have done for yourself, but one President in particular took things a bit further. The 20th President was, of course, James Garfield, and it seems […]
Delivered by Camel
This shows how humans can be extremely clever when they want to be. In Africa, the idea of trying to transport medication to villages that are in the middle of nowhere is often fraught with various difficulties. However, there has been an easier solution created and it is all to do with camels. Now, this […]
Feeling Washed Up?
When two men from Kiribati in the Pacific decided to go on a perfectly normal boat trip, they would have no idea that they would eventually solve a mystery that had stretched back some 50 years. The two men were sailing between two islands when their GPS lost power and they basically drifted around lost […]
Donald Against Mickey
When Mickey Mouse first made an appearance, he rather quickly became a bit of a role model for children, to such an extent that Disney decided that they had to come up with a different character who would have a bit more of a negative edge to them. As Mickey was being held in such […]
Is that a Dove on His Head?
The election of a new Pope is a drawn out and contentious affair, but it seems that the selection of a new Pope is not always as difficult as it needs to be. Take the instance of the election of Pope Fabian back in 236AD. He was hardly seen as being a contender for the […]