The other day, I realized that I have a broad assortment of facts and factoids that I turn to on a surprisingly regular basis but for which I have no evidence whatsoever. None.
For some inexplicable reason I heard or read or dreamt up a few things that suited my world view so perfectly I grabbed them and never let them go.
I bet you have some of these gems floating around in your default information bank, too.
So here, unplugged and unfact-checked, I present, 11 things I never want Snopesed.
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2) Shakespeare never intended his plays to be written down and published in books, much less studied ;
3) On a commercially operated ski hill, if you let a bowling ball go at the top, it will follow a path to the bottom where the skiers line up for the lift;
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4) 20 percent of all magazine reading gets done in the john.
5) An airplane “wants” to fly; i.e., if the engine fails in mid-air, it’ll glide smoothly to the ground;
6) Astronauts age more slowly while they’re in space;
7) Artists like studios with north-facing windows because north light is consistent;
8) Woody Guthrie was paid by the U.S. government to write “Roll On Columbia” to help sell the idea of building a dam;
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10) Pigs are the smartest animals in the barnyard;