Ten fresh Rubenerd Fun Facts, part four


Fun Facts!

It's been just over a week since we've had another Rubenerd Fun Facts post… so here are another ten fresh Rubenerd Fun Facts! As I've mentioned previously, all these facts are irrefutable and 110% true.

If you missed them, feel free to refer to the previous Rubenerd Fun Facts posts (part one, part two, part three). And as usual, feel free to take notes.

  1. While red cars do go faster, painted red stage coaches consistently show little to no improvement in performance.
  2. It actually took two stones to kill the one bird.
  3. Given development trends, Singapore airport is due to take up half the country and the seaport two thirds in 15 years.

  4. Despite millions spent on positive advertising, polls show that women still perceive male programmers as less sexy than movie stars or garbage collectors.
  5. The moon is not made from Swiss cheese but rather from an ancient block of smoked Gouda.
  6. When asked by journalists, Sarah Palin couldn’t define where South Australia was.

  7. The British Pound symbol and the simplified Chinese character for number 5 look like bus shelters.
  8. "xoxo" at the end of letters and email refer to eXtensible Open XHTML Outlines
  9. Adelaide Metro train line capacity is calculated by dividing the number of people using it by 6 and providing adequate rolling stock for that number.

  10. Pennyfathings were so named because they cost a cent and could take you very far-thing.
  11. Any economic downturn caused by mistakes is termed a "correction" unless said mistakes were perpetrated by blue collar workers.
  12. Posting images of your laptop with a Windows serial number still attached will get your 12 Windows activations used up pretty fast.

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