Ever wondered why Tuesday is called Tuesday?
The English name is derived from Old English “Tiwesdæg” and Middle English Tewesday, meaning “Tīw’s Day”, the day of Tiw or Týr, the God of single combat, victory and heroic glory in Norse mythology.
Here we are with a few fun facts from around the world.
- Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories an hour. (I am going to start doing this pretty soon)
- Wayne Allwine, the voice actor for Mickey Mouse, and Russi Taylor, the voice actress for Minnie Mouse, wed in 1991. Source
- The current record holder for most prolific mother goes to Valentina Vassilyeva, who had 69 children over the course of her lifetime. Her husband, Feodor Vassilyeva later remarried and had 18 more children, making him father to 87 children total (though only 82 survived).
- In 2008, a teenager in the UK legally changed his name to “Captain Fantastic Faster Than Superman Spiderman Batman Wolverine The Hulk and The Flash Combined.” (I guess he totally misunderstood the idea of being unique!)
- The set used for Sherlock’s house in the 2009 film Sherlock Holmes is the same set used for Sirius’ house in Harry Potter: The Order of the Phoenix (2007).
(So, obviously I cannot miss a Harry Potter fact being a Potterhead!)