Category Archives: Wild, Weird, and Wacky

Special Edition: Facts About Christmas

This is my last work and  know Christmas is not that soon, but i will not have another chance to do it and it´s my favorite holiday and time of the year. so here you have a few fun facts about it, i hope you enjoy them!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/christmas-facts-50-things-yule-653613

http://thefw.com/christmas-facts/

  1. Christmas supposedly marks the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. But there is no mention of December 25 in the Bible
  2. US scientists calculated that Santa would have to visit 822 homes a second to deliver all the world’s presents on Christmas Eve, travelling at 650 miles a second.
  3. THE tradition of putting tangerines in stockings comes from 12th-century French nuns who left socks full of fruit, nuts and tangerines at the houses of the poor.
  4. CAROLS weren’t sung in churches until they were introduced by St Francis of Assisi in the 13th century.
  5. NEARLY 60 million Christmas trees are grown each year in Europe.
  6. In 1999, residents of the state of Maine in America built the world’s biggest ever snowman. He stood at 113ft tall.
  7. BOXING Day gets its name from all the money collected in church alms-boxes for the poor.
  8. Robins on cards started as a joke 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them.
  9. Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer was invented for a US firm’s Christmas promotion in 1938.
  10. 6.8 million – The number of iOS and Android devices that will be activated on Christmas day.
  11. In Home Alone, the ugly photo of Buzz’s girlfriend is actually a boy because director Chris Columbus thought it would be too cruel to make fun of a real girl. The boy used in the picture is the art director’s son.
  12. During the Christmas period, nearly 28 Lego sets are sold EVERY SECOND.
  13. Japanese people traditionally eat at KFC for Christmas dinner, thanks to a successful marketing campaign 40 years ago. KFC is so popular that customers must place their Christmas orders 2 months in advance.
  14. 957 – The typical number of calories in your average Christmas dinner.
  15.  Santa Claus wasn´t created by Coca Cola.

 

 

Fun Facts About Halloween

Halloween is coming in one more month so i wanted to give you a few fun facts about it.

  1. Originally, you had to dance for your “treat.”

2. Halloween is more Irish than St. Patrick’s Day.

3. In a few American towns, Halloween was originally referred to as “Cabbage Night.”

4. Studies have shown that Halloween actually makes kids act more evil.

5. Halloween is the second highest grossing commercial holiday after Christmas.

6. The word “witch” comes from the Old English wicce, meaning “wise woman.” In fact, wiccanwere highly respected people at one time.

7. According to popular belief, witches held one of their two main meetings, or sabbats, on Halloween night.

8. Samhainophobia is the fear of Halloween.

9. According to tradition, if a person wears his or her clothes inside out and then walks backwards on Halloween, he or she will see a witch at midnight.

10. It’s believed that Halloween has been around for 6000 years.

11. The word Halloween is an abbreviated version of the phrases All Hallows’ Eve or All Hallows’ Evening.

12. Trick-or-treating began in areas of the United Kingdom and Ireland. People went house-to-house “souling” – asking for small breads called “soul cakes” in exchange for prayer. 

13. The first Jack O’Lanterns were actually made from turnips.

Facts About Chile

18 of September is coming  and we are going to celebrate it as we should, here you have a few facts about our country:

1.- We have the world’s biggest swimming pool, located in Algarrobo.

2.- In Chile, you can find the driest place on earth, the atacama desert.

3.- Chile is a World Class Wine Destination, and the Ninth Largest Producer of Wine.

4.- Chile Has One of the Longest Coastlines in the World.

5.- The origin of the name Chile  may come from the indigenous Mapuche word “chili,” meaning “where the land ends.” It could also be based on the Mapuche imitation of a bird call which sounds like “cheele cheele.”

6.- Chileans are thesecond biggest consumers of bread in the world.  

7.- The largest earthquake ever recorded – a 9.5 on the Richter scale, was in Chile.

8.-  The colors and symbols on the Chilean flag stand for: White – the snow of the Andes Mountains; Blue – the sky and the Pacific Ocean; the star – guidance and progress; Red – the blood spilled in the fight for independence.

9.- Chileans are very warm people, so don’t be surprised if they give each other (and you) a peck on the cheek in greeting. It’s the Chilean way!

10.- Chile is the world’s longest country from north to south measuring at 4,620km

11.- There are approximately 90 active volcanoes in Chile.

12.- Pisco is Chile´s national drink.

13.- Outside of Spain, Chile has the largest library,  containing 1.8-million volumes.

14.- In Chile, the act of not wearing underwear  has been called “to go gringo-style”

15.- Chilean Patagonia is one of the cleanest places on the planet.

16.- The cueca, which resembles the mating ritual of hens and roosters, is the national dance of Chile.

17.- Chile is the best country in the world!!!

Have fun at the National Holidays!

https://www.cascada.travel/en/News/25-Things-You-Didnt-Know-About-Chile

 

Fun Facts About India

This week we are celebrating India so here you have a few fun facts about this beautiful country.

1.- 100 million people come to India’s Kumbh Mela Festival, the world’s biggest gathering of humans.

2.- It’s illegal for foreigners to take Indian currency (rupees) out of India.

3.-  Breathing the air in Mumbai, India, for just one day is equivalent to smoking 100 cigarettes.

4.- The world’s biggest family lives together in India: a man with 39 wives and 94 children.

5.-  70% of all the world’s spices come from India.

6.- A con man in India repeatedly “sold” the Taj Mahal, the Indian parliament and various other heritage sites. He was sentenced to 113 years but managed to escape prison 9 times. The last time, he was 84 years old.

7.- Only about 1 in 100 marriages in India end in divorce, one of the lowest rates in the world.

8,-  The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of India.

9.-  India’s Hindu calendar has 6 seasons: spring, summer, monsoon, autumn, winter and prevernal.

10.- Police officers in one state in India are given a slight pay upgrade for having a moustache.

 

http://www.factslides.com/s-India

Fun Facts About the U.K

This week is the United Kingdom week so here you have some facts about it:

1- The Queen of the UK is the legal owner of one-sixth of the Earth’s land surface.

2- U.S. eggs are illegal in Britain because they are washed. British eggs are illegal in the U.S. because they are not.

3- The UK is the first country in the world to allow the creation of babies from the DNA of three people.

4- The world’s shortest scheduled airline flight lasts 2 minutes. It connects two islands in the UK.

5- There is a limit of 12 minutes of commercials, per hour of television, in the UK.

6- British Pennies are used to adjust the time in London’s Big Ben clock tower.

7- Champagne was invented in England by scientist Christopher Merret in 1662.

8- In the UK, it is illegal to ride a hoverboard scooter in public.

7- The terms “UK” and “Great Britain” are not interchangeable: the United Kingdom includes Northern Ireland, while Great Britain does not.

8- Probably built around 3000 B.C., Stonehenge has stood on England’s Salisbury Plain for more than 5,000 years and is older than the famous Great Pyramids of Egypt.

9- Every day, U.K people drink about 165 million cups of tea.

10- Vegans in the UK went from 150,000 in 2006 to 542,000 in 2016.

11- The first hot chocolate store opened in London

12- football creation: The medieval version of football was so violent that the matches frequently resulted in serious injuries and even death.

http://www.factslides.com/s-UK

 

Facts About Vacations

We just arrived from vacations and here are some fun facts about them.

1. Travel can help improve your problem-solving skills.

2. One out of eight jobs in the U.S. depends on travel and tourism.

3. Taking a vacation can lower your risk of heart disease.

4. Studies show that money spent on travel makes you happier than money spent on material goods.

5. Travel has been shown to help aid those suffering from depression.

6. And travel has been shown to promote overall brain health.

7. Travel can make you more creative.

8. Your productivity will improve:  Skipping a vacation might seem like it’s a surefire way to get more work done and cram in more productive hours, but it’s actually just burning you out. A 2010 study found that 35 percent of Americans are more productive after a vacation; by taking the time off to recharge your batteries, your brain will be well-rested and better able to tackle your workload. 4. You’ll be less stressed.

https://www.buzzfeed.com/laraparker/interesting-facts-that-will-make-you-want-to-travel?utm_term=.ncqDVyAl20#.lp5MyEQXgq

Weird Facts About U.S.A

4 of July is near and here you have a few fun and weird facts about the U.S.:

1- Its illegal to a mustache man to kiss a girl in the state of Iowa.

2- there’s a tree in Georgia that is the legal owner of itself.

3-  Montana has three times as many cows as it does people.

4- The original name of the city of Atlanta was “Terminus“.

5- The state with the most millionaires per capita is Maryland.

6- The U.S. government poisoned alcohol during Prohibition in the 20s and 30s, killing over 10,000 people.

7-  If you have US$10 in your pocket and no debts, you are wealthier than 25% of Americans.

8- One American consumes as many resources as 32 Kenyans.

9- America’s first slave owner was a black man.

10- 1 in 3 Americans is obese.

11- 9 million people are in prisons around world, and a quarter of them are in the U.S.

12- The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.

13- Apple has more operating cash than the U.S. Treasury.

14- About 20 million Americans live in mobile homes.

15-  The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders and 323,000 restaurant servers with bachelor’s degrees.

http://www.factslides.com/s-USA

Facts About Confederations Cup

Chile is playing the “Copa confederaciones” and all of us want to know more about it so here you have a few fun facts:

1- It started on 1995 and the winner was Denmark

2- The winningest team is Brazil with 4 titles ( 1997, 2005, 2007, 2013)

3- This is the first official tournament where the var is used (visual assistance referee)

4- Four different stadiums across four cities will host the matches: Saint Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, and Sochi. It will be the first time Russia hosts the tournament, and the third time the Confederations Cup is held in Europe.

http://www.nairaland.com/3864069/2017-fifa-confederations-cup-11

Fun Facts About Rain

It´s raining a lot in santiago this weekend and im going to tell you a few fun facts abuot the rain:

1- If you run in the rain you will get less wet! The faster you get out of the rain, the drier you’ll be, regardless of the additional raindrops you run into.

2- The least rainy place on earth isn’t in the desert, the place where it rains more it´s the antartica even though it´s covered by ice, it only gets 16 cm a year.

3- Raindrops are shaped as hamburger buns. As a rain drop falls, it becomes less spherical in shape and becomes more flattened on the bottom like a hamburger bun.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2015/11/02/4-odd-facts-about-rain/#f16d3c039a1f

 

Fun Facts About Animals

1. Gorillas can catch human colds and other illnesses.

2. A newborn Chinese water deer is so small it can almost be held in the palm of the hand.

3. Ostriches can run faster than horses, and the males can roar like lions.

4. A lion in the wild usually makes no more than twenty kills a year.

5. The female lion does ninety percent of the hunting.

6. The world’s smallest dog was a Yorkshire Terrier, which weighed just four ounces.

7. Turtles, water snakes, crocodiles, alligators, dolphins, whales, and other water going creatures will drown if kept underwater too long.

8. Almost half the pigs in the world are kept by farmers in China.

9. On average, dogs have better eyesight than humans, although not as colorful.

10. Deer have no gall bladders.

11. There is an average of 50,000 spiders per acre in green areas.

https://www.thefactsite.com/2010/09/300-random-animal-facts.html