Fuzz Fact Friday: #18

Fuzz Fact Friday is back to share with you some weird and fun facts to keep you free from boredom for the next 5-10 minutes. So sit back and enjoy.

1. Shakespeare’s works have been translated into 80 languages, including Klingon.

You read it correctly, the famous writer’s works have been translated into many languages over the years but back in 2000, Star Trek fans produced a Klingon version of ‘Hamlet’. It sees the famous line “to be or not to be” become “taH pagh taHbe”. Unsurprisingly, the play has rarely been performed using the fictional sci-fi language.

2. A group of cats is called a “clowder”

We would welcome a clowder into our lives and home any day.

3. Well known musical theatre composer Andrew Lloyd Webber released a top 10 single under the pseudonym Doctor Spin.

Despite receiving recognition for beautifully composed and often complex theatre pieces, Lloyd Webber alongside producer Nigel Wright released a dance mix song called ‘Tetris’ back in 1992 under the fictitious name of Doctor Spin. Have a listen and see how different it is from pieces written for the likes of The Phantom of the Opera or Jesus Christ Superstar.

4. The largest feet on a living person are 1ft 3 inches

At the age of 19, Jeison Rodriguez from Venezuela secured the title of biggest feet on the planet. His right foot measures an incredible 1ft 3.79in (40.1cm) while his left measures 1ft 3.59in (39.6cm). Jeison suffers from an overactive pituitary, this is what caused his dramatic growth and why he stands 7ft 3in tall.

5. “Cantata” means to sing with instrumental accompaniment

While most people are familiar with the term “Acappella” (we have the likes of Pentatonix, Glee and Pitch Perfect to thank for that) – a word that means ‘singing without musical accompaniment’ – many people are unaware that the exact opposite of the term is known as “Cantata.” The word comes from the Italian word “cantare” which meant “to sing.” The more you know, hey!?

Do you have a fun fact to share? Get in touch by tweeting us @Fuzzable using the hashtag #FuzzFacts and maybe YOUR fact could be featured in next week’s article.

Written by Jenn

still irish. still a psychology grad and nctj accredited journalist. still hopeful that caroline flack will marry me. ew i'm 23 now.


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