A few facts that blew my mind (25 Photos)

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  • Nick

    Funfact #26

    Bryan Adams and Ryan Adams share the same birthday.

    • trotterman

      So when is Gomez Adams' birthday, smartypants?

  • :):):)


    • Duvel

      Apparently we hate you

  • Darth_Ozzy

    Interesting stuffs.

    • Duvel

      But you're cool

  • dastlast

    #14 Those were the times….
    #12 True story!

    • duder

      First, those aren't monkeys. They are chimps and there's a big difference in genetics. Also, this article can clear up any questions about #12 http://www.thetech.org/genetics/ask.php?id=38.

      Re: #14 it was actually the Bayer company that created heroin as a *less* addictive cough supressant to morphine. oops.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000219160779 Teresa Rebecca Cunningham

    #4, champagne will not form bubbles in an absolutely clean glass. Without nucleation points, like motes of dust, it remains perfectly calm and unbubbly.

    • Wino

      *hic!* Thas gwod ta naow!

    • Bubba

      Hurray for nucleation points!

    • https://www.facebook.com/brandon.anyzeski Brandon AnyZesty

      In pint glasses, that is referred to as "beer clean."

    • http://thechive.com/ GernBlansten

      Look at the big brain on Teresa!

      • http://www.tube8.com simon phoenix

        I'd rather look at the big boobs on Teresa!

        Just kidding … ROCK ON GIRL! A smart Chivette … GOTTA LUV THAT!

        • Notsofast

          That is incorrect. The bubbles are a direct result that occurs during secondary fermentation(in methode traditionelle) while the champagne spends its time "on lees" in the bottle. Or in the case of the charmat method the bubbles are force feed into the champagne much like soda. Bubbles of carbon dioxide nucleate shortly after the pressure is released from a container of carbonated liquid.

          The smaller the bubbles the higher quality the sparkling wine. It is what the French refer to as "Pearling".

          • Father teresa

            get back to the kitchen teresa

          • Guest

            None of what you said contradicted Teresa.

            • doesn't matter

              What Notsofast means is that the bubbles are there in whatever you pour champagne into after the bottle is opened.

  • ;) 8=D

    #9…."Totsuken" Pedo Bear Approved.

    • Lokobo

      You sir, are awesome!

      • ;) 8=D

        no, you're awsome

  • Alan

    #23 Lies. I do it every day.

    • k-9

      dont worry, ill pull out.

    • Gizno

      I can't tell the true convincingly to someone I'm attracted to.

      • CaptainInsano

        Haha now THATS the truth!!!

    • The_Stif


    • Guse

      The post said "convincingly." Your love might know you're full of crap.

      • Yo Mamma

        didnt mention your love, just a hot chick

    • morebeer

      Depends on whether or not they want to believe the lie

    • jimbojones

      If it were true, juries would be stacked with gorgeous people.

    • nomyia

      Hahahaha. It actually true. Try lying looking into their eyes.

      • nomyia


  • Noidios

    #19 Not a saguaro. Maybe a euphorbia?

    • Arizonian

      I was thinking an Oregon Pipe?

    • Arizonian

      I was thinking an Organ Pipe?*

    • uronmytoe

      looks like a San Pedro to me

      • aleXTC

        I wish they had those here

        • Ken

          No not really it's hotter than hell most of the year

    • George

      I was thinking the same thing. That fact needs the caption "not pictured: a saguaro"

  • Lokobo

    #4 Really? THIS blew your mind?

    • theyellowfever

      My thoughts exactly.

  • Head Chef

    #11 bullshit !!

    • NightSky0

      Mythbusters did a special on this

      • Groggy

        Note that it only states it removes alcohol breath, doesn't say it would neutralize the alcohol content of the breath.

        In other words, it probably just did a better job of covering the smell than other gums of the time. Speculation, on my part.

    • greg

      most of these seem like bullshit.

  • xXbeermonkeyXx

    #15 i dont get it, is that assuming you wash yourself with your own pee?

    • peebody

      No, it means you pee while you wash yourself

      • caleb

        goddamn beermonkey, you're an idiot.

    • Munchkinfucker

      It saves the water you use flushing the toilet..

      • xXbeermonkeyXx

        but i never flush unless its full
        oh so thats why i didnt get it

    • JMikeH

      You're not flushing a toilet.

    • http://twitter.com/StrongAsMeat @StrongAsMeat

      But every man alive has done it at least once.

    • loso

      The Yellow Discipline

    • JHarris

      Hipsters save thousands more gallons per year by peeing outside and not showering.

      • the other Jen

        if it's yellow, let it mellow. if it's brown, flush it down.

    • Costanza

      Why is it disgusting?

      It's all pipes!

    • guest

      i think that the point is that you don't have to flush your toilet

    • Jack_LeMac

      Why is that gross? You stand on one end, pee near the drain, wait til it's all gone, continue showering. Efficiency

    • TAMZ

      If you are in the shower and piss hopefully you do a re-wash or re-rinse. And it's not nasty to piss in the shower. Better than pissing on yourself when your totally drunk. Just saying.

    • Cory

      um, I call bullshit on most of these, but especially this one. The average toilet uses 1.4 gallons per flush. Who the fuck showers over 1,000 times per year? That's almost 3 per day.

      • mitch

        At 2 showers a day with 1.4gallons being saved each time thats around 1000gallons being saved. Of course thats only if you shower twice a day. Im not sure how they calculated this but it seems off

      • unclealbert

        Agreed. Showering twice per day will waste at least 3,000 gallons of water per year, so the net is still negative 2500 gallons. Not very efficient. But there is nothing wrong with peeing in the shower when you do use it.

    • https://www.facebook.com/iholly Holly Pieper

      can't tell if trolling…………….

      • caleb

        psst, Holly. Chive pics, let's go.

    • http://twitter.com/IceLegatus @IceLegatus

      no it's because you don't flush the toilet when you go in the shower.

  • mouchette

    #7, What about dudette?

    • Leonardo


    • Texas Made


  • dashete

    #20 I guess realising you're insanely beautiful will do that

    • MonkeyMadness

      Even beautiful people have insecurity issues.

    • Rhayzor

      So will gargling presidential semen

    • JHL1

      By the age of 18 men stuttered whenever in her presence.

  • James

    #12 – sounds legit….

    • Johnny Two Toes

      But it's not true, besides, those are apes, not monkeys. Huge difference.

      • This guy

        so not true

        • SimonPhoenix

          TOTALLY TRUE!

          Men are from Mars and Women are from Venus. I mean there was a book writtne about in the 1990s ( I haven't read it yet)
          AND then
          There is the "Alien Asternaut" Theory.

          Totally puts all the pieces together and fills in ANY mixmixed

  • DanielB

    #7 Does that means the correct term would be chivine?

  • JPV310


    Come on Chive, your based in Venice beach CA and don't know the feminine version of dude is Dudette?

    • GrammerCop

      Come on JPV310, you read The Chive and don't know the difference between "your" and "you're"?

      • OrthographyCop

        Come on GrammerCop, you know the difference between "your" and "you're" and you don't know how to spell grammar?

        • Jack_LeMac


        • GCV

          you win

  • Insomniac

    #1 since then, MGM has kept on with the tradition of killing everything it touches

    • Herp Derp

      jewish criminals

      • Steamboat Willie

        Found your photo…

    • Jess

      There's no evidence to support this 'fact'. Even The Chive gets it wrong sometimes.

      • ROK247

        there were, in fact, several lions used in different logos for MGM over the years. none of them ever killed anyone.

      • ThatGuy


      • ...

        SOMEtimes? now that's a good one.

    • FionnR

      He's also Irish, born in Dublin Zoo

    • LoyolaLion

      That Lion lived at Loyola Marymount University in the beginning of the school as a mascot

  • JPV310

    not that mind blowing; man was a sadistic son of a B, but he did take his country from the shitty state that post WWI created, to a world power again in 20 years. If he would've died before WWII, well we wouldn't of had WW2, but he would of also went down is history as one of the greatest leaders of a nation


    • MCMLX

      I doubt he would have gone down in history as one of the greatest leaders.Hitler imprisoned or killed so called enemies of the state from day one,and all the work he did prior to 1939 was preparation for war,re-arming ,building autobahns etc. Reducing unemployment to 0% is a great achievement but not if the reason for it is flawed.

      • THIS IS MADNESS!!!

        Honestly, that sounds like something America should be doing now. Not the whole imprisoning and killing thing, nor start a world war, but building factories and cranking out shit here to export doesn't sound too bad.

    • Armedann Dangerous

      You have no idea what you are talking about. If I could nominate this as the most ignorant post ever, I would.

      • Piesmagicos

        And yet you offer no evidence to the contrary…just a negative assertion.

        • Armedann Dangerous

          First, MCMLX offered no evidence, but guesses ("If he would've died before WWII," he didn't die before WWII, so you have no evidence). His one bit of fact he added, "take his country from the shitty state that post WWI created, to a world power again in 20 years" was wrong. He was only in power 12. During that time, he brought them into war, and caused the destruction of his country including the killing of 6,000,000 of his own people, either by the war itself or by his regime killing them, let alone of the leveling of most of the infrastructure. His leadership put his country back beyond any perceived gain. Fact, he lead the world into war and was responsible for the deaths of 50,000,000 people. I will say it again, it was an incredible ignorant post.

          • Armedann Dangerous

            Excuse, JPV310 not MCMLX made the ignorant post. I owe MCMLX a cold drink.

            • MCMLX

              Make it a Jack : )

              • Armedand Dangerous

                On the rocks, or with water. (I know you would never kill Jack with ginger)

    • Prof. Fate

      This actually makes sense. "Man of the Year" can just mean "Most Influential", not necessarily "Nicest".

    • vahung

      This topic comes up a lot, and people just don't seem to realize that "Person of the Year" in Time magazine is just the most newsworthy person of that year. It is the person that's making the most news. I believe Osama Bin Laden was PotY once as well?

      • http://echogeo.wordpress.com/ echogeo

        The Ayatullah Khomeini was in 1980.

        • http://www.tube8.com USMC Chesty Puller

          Yeah .. that guy helped kidnap my father and tortured him. They sentenced him to death but luckily Ross Perot and Old man Heinz (friend of the family) Senator from Pennsylvania saved my father's life and intervened. My father saved Ambassor Sullivan's life and a dozen other civilians.

          TRUE STORY .. That Ayotullah Khomeini is FUCKING ANIMAL cock sucking piece of shit. I truly hope we goto to war with Iran so I can get some pay back on those people ( yes I know he is ALREADY dead) but maybe I can shoot someone related to him or what not.

          Proof: Google: USMC Sgt. Kenneth L. Kraus 1979 or USMC Sgt. Kenneth L. Kraus Readers' Digest.

          Time Magazine also did an article on him .. I forgot the name, but the Reaer's Digest was called "The American In Cell #5"


          • SimonPhoenix

            The licking the lips HAS NOTHING to do with my post. Because I put the pound sign and number "5"

            LOL it totally added it to my posting. ha a a

      • Igor

        correct. It is not a popularity contest.

        • Frankenstein

          Actually, it is a popularity contest. It's not a "nice guy" contest. Arg grrr blahg

    • fasterthanu

      He built the first ballistic missile and dominated more than half of europe in less than 5 years. Most leaders today would be unable to conquer 1 countryJust because people admire success and determination doesnt mean they agree with their ideology.

      And you are wrong about there being no WW2 had he died beforehand. The Soviet Union invaded Poland along with Nazi Germany, had the Nazis not invade the soviets still would have and the UK would have declared war on the USSR creating WW2.

      • Aremedann Dangerous

        He dominated more than half of europe in less than 5 years, then gave it back in 1. Most leaders today would be unwilling to force the deaths of 50,000,000 people. Admire the complete package, his short term perceived success that was given back and then some.

        I was up at the blackjack table for an hour, then lost my house payments for the next year and have to live in a van down by the river. So, admire the first hour I was at the casino. Hurray ignorant posters!

        • THIS IS MADNESS!!!

          Unfortunately you didn't complete the analogy by popping yourself.

          • Armedand Dangerous

            True that, THIS IS MADNESS!!!!. I should have added that. Please forgive.

        • fasterthanu

          What a fantastic perpective you have. From your mundane outlook on life, you may aswel had said " Harry lived for 83 years then died in a few seconds, percieving everything he had ever accomplished in life as a waste.

          I'd hate to ever be in your dreadful company.

          • Armedand Dangerous

            What is a perpective?

      • MCMLX

        The Russians invaded Poland because Hitler asked them to offering them a share of the country.You seem to forget that Hitler signed a non-aggression pact with Stalin and then invaded Russia.

        His first act on coming to power was to abolish all political parties and trade unions.He ruled by fear and intimidation putting neighbour against neighbour.If I didn't like you I could just inform the Gestapo that you acted strangely and you would just disappear.Dachau concentration camp was set up just for this purpose.

        As I said before,all he did before 1939 was in preparation for the war,to put right,as he saw it,the wrongs placed on Germany by the versalles treaty and he made sure that no one would stand in his way,German or otherwise.

        The only good thing the man did was shoot himself and even that was far too late!!

    • fred9000

      Whether you (or anyone else) likes it or not, he WAS and still IS one of the greatest leaders of all time. There is no doubt that most people dislike him (after WWII), but the definition of "leader" does not mean "a nice person" or "a person all people admire".

      • Armedand Dangerous

        A leader that lead to demolish his leadership.

        Wow! Let's cheer that! Whhhhhhhhhhhhoooooo! HURRAY! I am an idiot! Yea!

        Let me lead a people to they loose! YEA! fred9000 has never read a book! YEA! WHHHHOOOOOOOO!!!!! I'm an idiot! Yea! Let's not forget what a leader is. A leader of all time must lead his team to the eventual demise. That is proof. God, get me a drink. The internet is now under fred9000's leadership. We all should feel good then.

        • fasterthanu

          Clearly you have a chip on your shoulder.

          • Armedand Dangerous

            Nope, I have read a book about this subject. I would suggest doing such things.

    • fuckhitler

      yeah, except for the fact that his politics from quite early on where based on having a future war, which is the only reason he was able to get Germany's economy rising again so fast. Your argument is often used by neo-nazis here in Germany and, pardo me, complete and utter bullshit.

  • ely whitley

    #5 it's actually the Masseter- the chewing muscle in the jaw (pound for pound)… NERD ALERT!

    • Machinist

      Depending on how you measure "strength" you could also go with the gluteus (buttocks) or heart… but certainly not the tongue (which isn't even one muscle, but eight!) Hogwash science statement is hogwash!

    • Michael

      I agree with that one.

    • asfd

      i trust them… they seem like doctors…

  • kip

    Most of these are completely wrong

    • Jak

      No way! The interwebs are never wrong.

    • Encarta

      113% of the facts found on the internet are actually made

    • Dr. Prof. Patrick

      "Never trust facts found on the Internet" -Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana (World's greatest male ballerina)

  • ely whitley

    #1 just isn't true, come on!

    • Chivalrous

      Sounds a lot like an urban legend.

  • ely whitley

    Bruce Lee was a Dance Teacher born in California and his mum was half German. FACTS!

    • Jack_LeMac

      Charlton Heston actively enjoyed whipping nickels at the homeless and Thomas Edison was a notorious drunk-dialer

      • Benny Blanco

        Betty Davis had 342 dogs, all named Max. She also invented the q-tip, and regularly ate her own feces in search of immortality.

        • SevenRiosEast

          Idi Amin was the original voice of Bugs Bunny, but resingned shorty after the famous hare made an appeared in blackface. At his funeral in 2003, his grandson, actor Will Smith, gave the eulogy at his funeral.

  • moniesLOL

    #23 hahaha.. wrong

    "Do you have a girlfriend?"


    • igpr

      So true!

    • Grifo

      These researchers are clearly virgins…

      • 9099

        obviously. they're chivers.

        • http://www.tube8.com simon phoenix

          I see what you did there ..


  • ChiverBU

    #4 What?

    • ThatGuy

      #5 goes with this one. Its called innuendo.

  • gdarkcloud

    #20…I don't think anyone would've noticed..

    • Dr_StrangePants


    • igor

      haha, no doubt, huh?? I would have listened to every syl….syl….sylable…….as she shook/jiggled with frustration.

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