Rocky Random Facts for 10/14

1.  Carl’s Jr. once had a sibling Mexican restaurant called “Taco de Carlos.”  It didn’t take off, and all 17 locations were sold off in the ’80s.

2.  The tradition of late-night talk shows starting at 11:35 P.M. goes back to the early ’90s, when the networks wanted five extra minutes for the news to cover the Gulf War.

3.  Bees stop buzzing during a total solar eclipse.

4.  Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world, at $39 million per gallon.  And the main reason is it could be the key to developing next-level medicines that could fight things like malaria, bone disease, and even cancer.

5.  The guys making “The Blair Witch Project” had so little money that they returned one of the cameras they used to Circuit City for a refund once they were done filming.

(OCThen / Mental Floss / Smithsonian /