“Unknowable” had a cool idea last night: just whip up any old thing that would stretch the credulity of a three-year-old, call it “settled science,” and presto–you’ve got a liberal column.
We can do this because liberal “facts” (e.g., “Socialism really works”) are not facts at all. Denying that there’s any truth, they can’t very well have facts. Instead, there’s only whatever helps them get their way–this they label “truth”–and whatever doesn’t. They will deny that they’re denying anything, if that’s what they think they need to do at the moment.
With this in mind, we present the following eye-popping false facts, which you can trot out for any conversation and impress your hearers with your wealth of esoteric knowledge.
*That little “Speedy Alka-Seltzer” in all those old commercials was played by Katharine Hepburn.
*The Hawaiian language was only invented in 1960, in support of Hawaii’s statehood movement. Prior to that, Hawaiians all spoke Welsh.
*The world’s largest insect is the Laotian Burping Mantis–four to five feet long and weighing, when full-grown, sixty to eighty pounds.
*In the Middle Ages it was very common for men of the nobility to propose marriage while standing on stilts.
*The gall bladder is the only organ in the human body that functions equally well when turned inside-out.
There you go–run a few of these up the flagpole and see who salutes ’em. If your hearers are prepared to accept these assertions as fact, you should be thinking about starting a career in higher education, advertising, or politics.
11 comments on “Wow Your Friends with These Astounding Facts!”
Now here’s an article that should be spread far and wide! If just one lib gets ahold of it, they’ll add these ‘facts’ to their talking points. 🙂
Wow, I’m amazed by all of this.
Did you know that 66.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
Gonna take me a while to unpack that one…
32% less time, on average, than any of your competitors. 🙂
Eggplants are called that because they propagate by laying eggs.
Shakespeare’s plays were actually written by his wife. (Oh, wait, someone may already have proposed that one.)
Volcanic eruptions are caused by CB radio transmissions.
Emperor Titus told those people in Pompeii to knock it off with all those CB radios!
Oh! I forgot this one, from “The People’s Democratic Manual of Social Justice”:
Wet wood burns the best.
If you douse it in gasoline, maybe. 🙂 (Don’t try this at home, folks, gasoline can be quite dangerous orotund open fires.)
Or if you happen to be Elijah 🙂
I’ve heard that he had help. 🙂
Indeed he did!