Random Facts

Did you know that the 57 on Heinz ketchup bottles represents the number of varieties of pickles the company once had? Of course, you didn’t know that. I’m guessing very few people know that. It is a random, useless, tidbit or fact. Sometimes though, it can be fun to read through random facts.

Here is a website with some random facts including the one above. There are actually a lot of these websites out there. Some of them make you wonder how factual they can really be or how they can be proven. But, all in all, they are just fun to read.

Unspun: Finding Facts in a World of Disinformation by Brooks Jackson and Kathleen Jamieson is a book that tries to cut away the abuse of social media. It is an interesting book that shows us how facts can be distorted and reality is whatever we make it.