Real Facts | Issue 06

  1. The Queen does the washing-up once a year. There’s a special hut at Balmoral for her to do it in.
  2. Fighter pilots in stressful situations release such large amounts of hormones that they may ejaculate.
  3. German city Trier has replaced some of its crosswalk lights with tiny images of Karl Marx.
  4. In space you can cry but your tears won’t fall, they just puddle up under your eye.
  5. Britain's two oldest men were both born on the same day in 1908. They have never met but they send each other birthday cards.
  6. Norway's national broadcaster now requires prospective commenters to pass a quiz on the news story they just read before being allowed to comment.
  7. Cashpoint, Bubble Wrap, Jet Ski, Ping Pong, Memory Stick and Tupperware are all brand names.
  8. To vomit, some frog species cough up their whole stomach and then carefully rinse it out with their right hand before pushing it back inside their mouth.
  9. Until the 1990s, Britain's nuclear weapons were secured with bike locks.
  10. Nobody has yet been able to make artificial salt.
This article first appeared in Issue 6, 2018.
Posted 9:51pm Thursday 5th April 2018 by Critic.