The number one silly documentary radio sketch (under three minutes) on the eastern seaboard of Australia. Airing weekly (until the lawyers stop us) on Sydney’s 2SER radio station, or here on these very webular tubes, I aim to bring you the finest factual facts, or the closest to fact I can find.
14 glorious episodes of enter-tactual-tainment, on subjects ranging from Fish to Harry Potter, can be heard here! In the playlist that pops up when you click this long, long hyperlink!
Did you know?
- There is a giraffe in a London zoo that is part of the Royal bloodline.
- The national library in Canberra owns the only remaining copy of The Da-Vinci Code.
- In India, there is a elephant as big as a matchbox. However, it’s made of Lego, so not that impressive.
- Every frame of the 2006 animated film ‘Cars’ was personally approved by Willie Nelson. Because he could.
- The hamster is the only animal to qualify for cheap long distance phone calls.
- The colour blue does not actually exist. It’s an urban myth that has carried through to the modern day.
- The word ‘hat’ comes from the ancient Latin word ‘hat’. It hasn’t changed.
- The planet Venus is actually your fire and your desire.
- The African Tree Skunk is the only animal that can beatbox.
- The novella is a short form novel. The novella-ella is an even shorter novel. A novella-ella-ella-e-e-e is a 5 year old reference. So, I apologize.
- The deep-sea jelly octopus has no nose. How does it smell? …very salty. Because it’s underwater.
- The trombone is the only musical instrument to have a bit of a naughty name.
- If you see a sheep chewing grass in a field, please alert the police at once. This is an illegal act, and the sheep will be prosecuted to the full extent of the law.
- Mustard can actually be used as bioorganic fuel for cars. Unfortunately, this will never obtain widespread usage because people think it”s a joke.
- Beer gardens do not qualify for any farming subsidies.
- The humble shoe is a relatively new invention. Prior to 1992, people covered their feet in various fabrics and utensils.
- People often say to me; “Alex, let go of my bag!” and I’ll be all like “Finder’s Keepers!”. This doesn’t hold up in court. Fact.