1- For every single human being on planet earth…there are approx 1.6 million ants! Yikes! That is a LOT of ruined picnics!
2- The American flag that was placed on the Moon during the Apollo 11 mission on July 20th, 1969…would not resemble the American flag at all today. In fact, it has most likely been bleached completely white from heavy exposure to radiation. Ummm…which is more like a flag of ‘surrender’.
3- 17% of the country of Sweden is covered with fresh blueberries!
4- Cats use their whiskers to check if the space between two objects is too small for them to get through.
5- Because of increased surges of lactic acid, a rise in body temperature, and the CO2 in your breathing…exercise actually makes you more attractive to mosquitos.
6- The official autopsy report for legendary singer, Elvis Presley…has never been released to the public. It will be made available for the very first time in the year 2027!
7- If you don’t exercise certain parts of your brain frequently enough…the neural pathways actually begin to fade, diminishing brain functionality. So…if you’re using a calendar to remember dates appointments and birthdays, grammar apps to help you spell and punctuate, GPS devices to guide you everywhere you go, or a mobile device for…’everything else’…you are slowly losing your ability to effectively do this on your own. Yep! That’s right. Helpful technology is literally making you dumber by the day!
8- Lake Superior in the US is so massive…that it can cover the entirety of North AND South America in a foot of water! GEEZ!!!
9- What do Twinkies, the Ice Cream Sundae, Walt Disney, the original Playboy Mansion, the skyscraper, the Ferris Wheel, the mechanical dishwasher, blood banks, the wireless remote control, and the cellular phone, all have in common? They were ALL invented in Chicago!
10- Todd McFarlane was, quite possibly, one of the biggest comic book artists of the 90’s! Working over at Marvel, he created some of the best work that they’ve ever put out as a company. However, he soon became dissatisfied with the way that he was being treated by the higher ups, and felt underappreciated and underpaid for his hard work. Especially after the MASSIVE success, concerning the release of a brand new Spiderman comic, issue number ONE…which went on to be one of the biggest selling comic books of all time!
Finally fed up with being used for his talent and hardly compensated for his work, even while Marvel was getting rich from his labor, McFarlane left Marvel Comics, taking many of their biggest artists with him, to form their own company. Image Comics. Not Marvel. Not DC. But his own creative space.
This is where he created his biggest character, ‘Spawn’ (Which I LOVE, by the way!!!)…and as a seemingly nasty middle finger to Marvel, issue #8 is practically an exact replica of the Spiderman cover he had created for them in the past!
Maintaining his disdain for both DC and Marvel, he drew an opening panel in one of his issues…showing the biggest heroes from both universes reaching out from behind the bars of a cage. You could only see their hands, but it was blatantly obvious that these were the hands of characters like Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Wolverine, The Hulk, The Flash, The Thing, The Joker, Wonder Woman, Shazam, and more! Along with the quote:
“They are just. They are noble. They are heroes, champions, watchmen, avengers, defenders, men of steel, gods of thunder, crusaders. They are justice. They are nobility. They are trapped. They are screaming.”
Now THAT, my friends…is how you stick it to the man! Hehehe! 😛