The Commonplace Fun Facts Department of Data, Analytics, Viewer Demographics, and User Engagement (otherwise known as DAVDAUE — yeah, we know. We’re working on a better name) tells us that a significant […]
A Most-Notable Bevy of Scurvy-Laden Shakespearean Insults
When it comes to upper body strength, athletic ability, and eyesight, this writer was born in the shallow end of the gene pool. Since scrawny, awkward kids with thick glasses are prime […]
How Do You Pronounce GIF?
There’s nothing we like better than to be able to write about a totally non-controversial subject. It is difficult to express our joy when the matter is so clear and accepted that […]
Why Is That Song Stuck In Your Head and What Can You Do About It?
You know the experience. You hear a song on the radio or remember a catchy tune and it enters into an endless loop in your head. Mentally, the song plays over and […]
The Creepy Commercials and Weird Flavors of Little Baby’s Ice Cream
Our philosophy about commercials here at Commonplace Fun Facts is that we don’t watch them. Watching commercials only encourages advertisers to flood the airwaves with more, especially during the times we want […]
Why Was 2011 the Shortest Year for Samoa?
The year 2011 will be remembered by most of the world for its political and geological upheaval. Osama bin Laden and Muammar Gaddafi were killed, the Arab Spring saw protests in Libya, […]
Thanks to All Our Readers
There may be a lot of things about the year 2020 we all want to forget, but those of us at Commonplace Fun Facts look back at the year with fond appreciation […]
The True Tale of the Meowing Nuns With Biting Issues
The Sisters of Plenitude are familiar to fans of BBC’s Doctor Who. The nuns lived on New Earth in New New York (technically, “New New New New New New New New New […]
Niue: the South Pacific Paradise for Coin Collectors
With a land area of just over 100 square miles (261 square km) and a population of 1,600 people, the tiny nation of Niue could easily be overlooked. The island nation sits […]
Totally Awesome Facts About Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
As the release date for Bill & Ted Face the Music approaches, the nerdiness level at Commonplace Fun Facts Headquarters is rising exponentially. In anticipation of the sequel that has been almost […]
The Time Politicians Messed With Time to Prevent Anyone Messing With Time
There have been situations where politicians have thought themselves capable of legislating against nature itself, such as the time Indiana considered changing the value of pi, or the Norwegian town where it […]
Relativity: the Ultimate Youth Serum
Mankind has been seeking a way to slow down aging since the very beginning. As it turns out, the best way to slow time is to move faster.
To Boldly Go Where No Time Lord Has Gone Before
BBC’s popular television program Doctor Who has been on the air since 1963. Its title character, the Doctor, is over 2,000 years old and has been traveling through time and space for […]
What is “A113” and Why Does it Appear Everywhere?
If you pay close attention, you will find the code “A113” appearing almost everywhere you look in entertainment. Is it some secret message for or from the Illuminati? Could it be evidence […]
When Wallace and Gromit Met a Time Lord
Fans of Wallace and Gromit mourned the passing of Peter Sallis (February 1, 1921 – June 2, 2017) at the age of 96. This versatile actor was beloved as the voice of […]