WTF Fun Fact – Hiram Maxim

WTF Fun Fact - Hiram Maxim

Hiram Maxim, the inventor of the automatic machine gun, spent so much time test-firing his guns that he became completely deaf. His son Hiram Percy Maxim eventually invented the silencer, but too late to save his father’s hearing. – WTF Fun Facts


WTF Fun Fact – The Deaf Death Adder

WTF Fun Fact - Death Adders Name

The Death Adder’s name originates from early European settlers of Australia thinking the snake couldn’t “hear” well, thus the name “deaf adder,” which eventually morphed into “death adder”. The reality is they rely on their camouflage instead of moving out of the way as most snakes do when larger predators approach. – WTF Fun Facts