Chandra Bahadur Dangi of Kathmandu, Nepal, was declared the world's shortest man ever in history. Chandra is more than an inch shorter than the previous holder of the "shortest man living" title, who is just under 2 feet. The Guinness World Record guidelines required three measurement to be taken over 24 hours, which included measurements of Chandra standing and lying flat.
Chandra, who weighs about 32 pounds, spends his days weaving and helping with his village's buffaloes and cows. Despite his age (72 years old), Chandra claims that he has never taken any medication, nor has he ever been examined by a doctor.
In Livermore, California, there is a lightbulb that burns bright in a fire station that has not been turned off (besides a few brief interruptions) for nearly one million hours.
The bulb was donated in 1901 by Dennis Bernal, a pioneer in the area who once owned the Livermore Power and Light Co. It was first hung as a night light in a downtown garage so that the firefighters wouldn't have to worry about kerosene lamps. Then, it was moved to City Hall, before finally making its way to the old Fire Department Headquarters.
It's true. While most years that are evenly divisible by four contain an extra day, years that are evenly divisible by 100, do not contain an extra day, except if that year is also evenly divisible by 400. That means that in a 400 year span, there are only 97 leap days, and not 100.
Sound confusing? That's because it is. The calendar we use is pretty quirky. While a regular year is 365 day, a full year is actually something around 365 days and 6 hours. Thus, after four years, there are an extra 24 hours unaccounted for in the calendar. To make up for them, February the 29th is added.
However, the exact amount is not an exact 6 hours, but something like 5 hours, 49 minutes and 16 seconds. To compensate for that, the calendar doesn't add an extra day to years that end a century, unless that year also divides by 400. This means that the year 1900 didn't have a leap day. However, the year 2000 did, because 2000 can be divided by 400.
If you live long enough to see the year 2100, you'll be able to tell your great-grandkids that OMG Facts explained to you why 2100 doesn't have a leap day.