Fact 1

Adding the number 4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will automatically direct you to Mark Zuckerberg’s wall.

Just in case you’re not familiar with the term “URL” - type in this web address: www.facebook.com/4. We’re not sure why Zuckerberg chose the fourth ID number instead of number 1, but this is a quick and easy way to get to the original Facebook wall that is owned by its creator. Adding the numbers 5 or 6 to the end of the URL will take you to the respective profiles of Chris Hughes and Dustin Moskovitz, Facebook co-founders and Mark’s former college roommates. Tacking a 7 onto the web address leads to the profile of Arie Hasit, another good friend of Zuckerberg from his days at Harvard. To see the first few registered profiles of other Facebook employees, check out this website.


Fact 2

Giant Jellyfish are taking over the world

Giant jellyfish are overpopulating the world’s oceans, especially around Japan. Overfishing is reducing the amount natural predators and competition for jellyfish, so they are getting bigger and more populous. Increasing temperatures in ocean are also providing jellyfish with an ideal environment for growth. This is problematic, since the huge jellyfish are capable of destroying fishing nets and spoiling the fishing industry. Some of these jellyfish can get as big as 6.5 feet in diameter.







Fact 3

A Sudanese man really did marry a goat.

In 2006, a man named in South Sudan named Charles Tombe was caught having sex with a goat when he was drunk. As punishment for violating a farmer’s livestock, he had to pay for the goat. The local elders of Juba, Sudan decided to have some fun at Tombe’s expense. Since local laws force men to marry girls that they have sex with, they decided to make Tombe pay the farmer a “dowry” and marry the violated goat to restore the goat’s honor.

To go along with the joke, they even gave Mr. Tombe’s bride a name, “Rosa”. Essentially, Tombe’s punishment was being forced to buy the goat, and the “marriage” was designed to embarrass him some more. The story made the local news in South Sudan’s Juba Post. Oddly enough, this local Sudanese joke story went viral and found its way onto major news websites all around the world. The Juba Post’s editor was surprised by this, and was concerned that this light-hearted and weird story would end up tarnishing the image of South Sudan internationally.

So, how long did the “marriage” last between Charles and Rosa Tombe? They had a lot of trouble early on: Rosa gave birth to a son and Charles was not the father (obviously). Then, about 1 year into the marriage, Rosa died trying to eat a plastic bag. Charles Tombe currently takes care of Rosa’s son. (source)


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Comment by Everything She Loves on August 30, 2011 at 16:57
Welcome back!! missed your blogs
Comment by Did You Know? on August 30, 2011 at 17:13
Thank you so much, you have made my day:)

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