Fuzz Fact Friday

Fuzz Fact Fridays: #6

Are you ready for your weekly dose of useless but highly impressive facts? Because here they are.

We have fact after fact to share with you once again this Friday, so sit back and enjoy.

1. Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character in Film/TV

Fact: Sherlock Holmes is the most portrayed character

According to the Guinness World Records, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock has been portrayed on screen 254 times making the fictional favourite the most depicted character in the world and also the most portrayed detective. The first actor to play Sherlock Holmes on TV was Louis Hector in an experimental NBC production in 1937. Today, Benedict Cumberbatch is the latest to take on the role in BBC’s series.

2. Twitter’s bird logo actually has a name

You heard us correctly, the little blue chirper is called Larry the Bird and was named after Larry Bird, the Hall of Fame and former NBA basketball player.

3. The name for the shape of Pringles is called a ‘Hyperbolic Paraboloid’

A.k.a. our new insult whenever anyone is being annoying.

4. The division of Ireland took place on 3rd May 1921

Fact: Ireland became divided in 1921.

Yes, it hasn’t even been 100 years since Ireland was divided into two regions; known as the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland. This was a result of a partition agreed by the Anglo-Irish Treaty, in hopes of solving the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921). A year later in 1922, due to a civil war that then took place, Northern Ireland exercised right to remain part of the UK while the Republic of Ireland became independent as the Irish Free State and was given a Commonwealth status.

5. Alliumphobia is the fear of garlic.

The likes of Edward Cullen, Dracula and the Salvatores probably suffer from it.

Do you have got 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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