Did you know that 12% of people dream in black and white? Also, recycling a 3-foot stack of newspaper can save a whole tree! I’ll wager that you weren’t aware of the fact that the average office desk, one at which you may be sitting at right now, contains 400 times more bacteria than a toilet!
The reason that I can boast this information is not due to any hypnotherapy studies, being an eco-friendly tree surgeon or an obsessive compulsive desk cleaner, it’s simply down to my daily checking of the iPhone App ‘OMG Facts’, updating my brain with weird wonderful and downright wacky facts on subjects that range from history and politics to sport, media and alternative music.
The facts are not simply thrown together, as each fact title has a piece of original text, a related picture or video from the App’s creators to accompany it, commenting or joking about the information that they have presented to us.
The information seems to have been collated from various sources, as each fact has a link in it to, say Wikipedia or The New York Times, for you to verify the content and complete any further reading on the subject in hand. However, it’s not all useless tidbits of waffle and fluff that you will find on this App; for every OMG Fact that states that “Justin Bieber can solve a Rubik’s Cube in less than 2 minutes,” (along with an accompanying video; I mean, who wouldn’t want to watch that?!), there’s a, “Charles Dickens invented over 13,000 characters in his lifetime!” J.K. Rowling, eat your heart out!
The next time that you are on your lunch break at work, (which, one would hope, you will be eating at a cafe rather than a toilet, or worse, your office desk!), instead of killing time by playing a silly iPhone game, why not feed your brain with a smattering of strange and interesting facts with which you can amuse, entertain and disgust your friends!
Release Date: 18 September 2010, Price: Free, App Developer: Charlene Kuperstein