The process is simple. Make up a fact. Really make it up. Don't look it up. Make it up.
Make it as real sounding as you can. The sort of thing that people hear and say "wow, what a cool fact! I never knew that!"
I'll pitch in one or two to start. Then I want all of you to make up facts and leave them as comments. If nobody participates, I'll know that (a) nobody reads this blog, (b) nobody likes to comment, or (c) people do read and want to comment, but have some impediment to doing so. Let's find out.
Deke's Almost Facts.
1. Ketchup was invented in 1850 during the California Gold Rush when west-bound travelers in the US found some of their produce, especially fresh tomatoes, going bad. They learned that spreading the mushy tomatoes on food as a kind of paste added flavor and thus Ketchup was born.
2. Elephants, which are among the most intelligent animals on earth, can often be taught basic dance steps, such as simple line dances, by trainers who hold up fruit at feeding time and perform the steps themselves. The elephants will very often spontaneously match the dance steps quite accurately, and seem to enjoy it.
As far as I know, neither of those are true. But they sort of sound like they could be, right?
Please join in and make up a fact and POST IT AS A COMMENT. I'm interested in seeing how this works out.