As we hope you all know by now, Wednesday is the day we publish a shorter article than usual so that our writer can tweak with some things on the back end of the site. As per usual, to make up for this we always make sure that Wednesday’s fact is so succinct that it needs little to no explantion. Today it’s about how President Calvin Coolidge once woke up while staying in a hotel to find some random asshole rummaging through his stuff and instead of using his presidential powers to have him swiftly ejected from the building with a broken collarbone, did something way more awesome.
While the Haitian revolution is relegated to being little more than a footnote in most history books, it’s notable for containing two things the internet loves, fabulous hats and a reason to shit on the French.
The Game of Thrones series is pretty awesome, by which we mean Peter Dinklage is awesome and we’ll tolerate anything he stars in to see him. Along with creating an interest in the usually ignored fantasy genre, the show has also been linked with the cruel abandonment of hundreds of adorable dogs.
As regular readers of this site and people who only check in exactly once every seven days, Wednesdays work a little differently on Factfiend. Instead of asking our writer to produce a 900 word post, we ask him to find a single saline fact that requires little to no additional explanation, you know, to mix things up. Today he came back with a story so fucking stupid we swore he was making it up until he showed us the link that confirmed it actually happened.
With today being St Patrick’s day, there’s about a 90% chance that someone reading this is either holding a Guinness or has one resting precariously over a baby’s crib or something. So we figured we’d share a lesser known fact about the Guinness brand, that they were honestly toying with the idea of advertising in Nazi Germany.