Amazing but true!  Facts that will blow your mind

While Levi Strauss was inventing denim jeans in his kitchen, his twin brother Johann was composing the Blue Danube waltz in the front parlour.

Experts predict that by 2027, every television programme will feature Nick Knowles. 

According to a recently excavated scroll, it appears that Mary and Joseph's first choice for a name was Arthur.

“Here’s looking at you, kid!” was the catchphrase of Gary Glitter.

Arsenal are trying to popularise soccer in the USA by making a bid for New York’s Bandits club.  If successful, they will be known as the Arse Bandits.

New data suggests that so-called global warming may be due to a batch of faulty thermometers. 


  • Many people who own Labrador dogs go blind.

  • While cleaning the famous painting of the Mona Lisa, experts discovered evidence that it may be a fake.

  • Comedian Josh Widdecombe is the love child of famous dancer Ann Widdecombe

 The Native American Iroquois language did not differentiate between “anus” and, er, “ladies’ front bottom”.  The word “Trump” was used for both.

A frog’s ears are in its legs.  Sit one on the table and tell it to jump, and it will.  Now cut its legs off and repeat the request –  it won’t hear you and will just sit there.

Broccoli comes from an Italian word meaning "disgusting".

The lead role for the films "Gandhi" and “The Godfather” were both originally offered to Keith Lemon.

One-third of explorers who've visited both the North and South Poles developed bipolar disorder. 

Due to a shortage of horses during the first world war, the 1916 Derby was run with hamsters. 

In some parts of Norfolk, it's legal to hunt the elderly.

During a three-month strike by the Met Office in 2012, the BBC broadcasted repeats. 

William Shakespeare got the idea of Romeo and Juliet after watching West Side Story.

 Before tearing their sacrificial victims' hearts out, the Aztecs used to put them in a coma by showing them endless pictures of their grandchildren.

Adolf Hitler and Jimmy Savile both considered themselves to be good Catholics (that one’s true, by the way).

  • All lighthouses were once square, but water and wind erosion has worn them down to the shape they are now.

  • Beethoven wasn't really deaf, but feigned deafness whenever his wife nagged him.

  • King Arthur’s famous Round Table took six months to build as he tried to follow the instructions from Ikea.