Happy New Year, everybody! Byron the Quokka here, with Series VI of Acme False Facts. Aunt Feezy gave me a set for Christmas–I’m afraid she thought the facts were real: us quokkas are trusting souls–and I can hardly wait to impress all the other quokkas with my new-found bogus knowledge!
Without further ado, here are my favorite False Facts, so far.
*Benjamin Franklin invented the cell phone in 1771, but lost interest in it when there was no one to call.
*In 1951 President Mickey Vernon attempted to appoint his horse, Shorty, to the United States Supreme Court. This led to the discovery that he wasn’t really the president, but the Senate confirmed the appointment anyway.
*Kansas City was originally in Japan, but relocated in 1869.
*Ancient astronauts discovered Play-Doh on Mars and brought it to earth in 502 B.C.
*A centipede named Nobody’s Fool won the Kentucky Derby in 1963, but his victory was disallowed because he used too many legs.
I could do this all day, but I won’t–I’ve got a Christmas carol contest to administer.
Remember! Stand up straight, shoulders back, look ’em in the eye, and speak with unshakeable confidence! And you’ll have a future in politics.