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Queen Elizabeth saved up post-war clothing ration coupons in order to pay for her wedding dress in 1947.

More than 90% of survivors of the 9/11 terror attacks delayed evacuation to save their work, shut down computers, change

shoes, or visit the bathroom.

Kanye West’s song “Hey Mama” was dedicated to his mother, who died in 2007 after complications with plastic surgery.

Steven Spielberg was executive producer

of The Animaniacs.

Employees at MillerCoors get three free cases of beer each month, in addition to having access to beer and cider on location after a work day.

It takes longer to drown in saltwater than in freshwater. Because of this, around 90% of drownings occur in freshwater.

Approximately 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. are named as the heirs of their owners’ wills.

PewDiePie supported his YouTube channel by selling hot dogs. His persistence paid off when in 2012 his YouTube channel garnered over one million subscribers.

It snowed in the Sahara desert for 30 minutes on February 18, 1979.

In the popular 2014 movie “Godzilla“, the Godzilla portrayal was only seen for about 8 minutes in the entire film.

In every scene of Fight Club, there is a

Starbucks coffee cup.

Cranes are built using cranes.

Despite Mercury being the closest planet to

the Sun, Venus is the warmest planet.

There are no visual differences between male and female herons.

The smallest thing ever photographed is the shadow of an atom.

Doug Engelbart created the very first

computer mouse from wood in 1964.

Italy built an entire courthouse to prosecute the Mafia. They charged 474 members in a trial

that lasted from 1986-1992. To date, it was

the biggest trial in the world.

Ewok Jerky was a popular snack across the Outer Rim in the Star Wars Universe.

After Christianity, the largest religious affiliation

in the U.S. is Judaism.

Red pandas have no living relatives – they aren’t

even related to giant pandas.

There exists a plankton, Dinoflagellates, which if consumed, reverses your feeling of hot and cold – as well as hallucinations. Symptoms can last from weeks to years.

Joe Arridy had an IQ of 46 and is known as the “happiest prisoner on death row”. He went into the gas chamber with a smile. It turned out he was innocent.

Every Pixar movie contains a reference to the Pixar movie that comes after it.

The loudness of a monkey is relative to the size of its testicles. Researchers found that the smaller the

testicles, the louder the monkey.

The German Autobahn has no speed limits because

Western Germany saw them as a Nazi relic.

This became effective in 1972.

Without saliva, humans are unable to taste food.

An adult’s kidney weighs about 5 ounces (142 grams) and is the size of a fist.

For almost 15 years, Vermont was technically its own country before joining the United States in 1791.

It had its own coins and postal service.

While filming Rocky IV, Dolph Lundgren hit Sylvester Stallone for real and he ended up in the hospital for nine days.

There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.

Writing down your worries before taking an exam can help combat test anxiety, improve performance and

boost your test scores.

The name for the shape of Pringles is

called a “Hyperbolic Paraboloid”.

Comets only reflect 4% of the light that falls on

them, the rest is absorbed.

BuzzFeed sponsored content costs about $20,000 for

five or six “articles”.

Rednex, the band that remixed and popularized Cotton Eye Joe, is not Southern, but Swedish. They all have Southern-sounding stage names.

In Israel, it is illegal to bring bears to the beach.

Both Motel 6 and Super 8 got their names from the original prices of the rooms. Motel 6 started at $6 in 1962, and

Super 8 at $8.88 in 1974.

The commonly known phrase “to a T”, means something

that fits just right. Interestingly enough, this

expression derives from a similar phrase “to a tittle”, which

is a small mark that is used in spelling norms, like

the dots of i’s or j’s, or an accent mark.

About 25% of all blood from the heart goes into the kidneys.

The highest body count in film history goes to “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” with 836 on-screen deaths.

If you ate nothing but rabbit meat, you would die from protein poisoning. This would be a mixture of too much protein and an absence of fat in the diet.

The average U.S. household has 300,000 things, from paper clips to ironing boards. U.S. children make up 3.7% of children on the planet but have 47% of all toys and children’s books.

30 of the first 31 popes were murdered. Most of them were martyred, but not all causes of their deaths are known.

In the U.S., around ¾ of all houses possess

at least 1 jar of peanut butter.

The odds of being born on February 29th are 1 in 1461.

Credit card EMV chip technology has been around since 1986. It was first implemented in France, with

Germany following shortly after.

Honey, and items immersed in honey, can be preserved for centuries. The long shelf life is due to an enzyme found in the stomachs of bees.

By mixing nanoplatelets from carrots and other root vegetables, concrete mixtures can be significantly strengthened, meaning less cement is needed

to achieve the same effect.

People who donate blood in Sweden are sent a text message each time their blood saves a life.

“Tater Tots”, a registered trademark, originally failed because people thought the product was too cheap. Popularity rose after the price was raised.

The A.D. and B.C. system was not proposed until 525 A.D. by a monk. However, it was not widely used until the 9th Century.

Only 2% of the world’s population has green eyes.

There’s a reply to the saying “Liar, liar, pants on fire” – It’s “I don’t care, I don’t care, I can buy another pair”.

Every second, the human eye moves about 50 times.

Daniel Radcliffe had the same stunt double for the first six Harry Potter movies – until the double was paralyzed from an accident on set during the filming of the 7th movie.

Movie theaters make roughly 85% of their profit off concession stands. This is because ticket revenues have to be shared with the movie distributors.

Greenland voted to leave the European Union in 1985 and has not rejoined since.

Your tonsils can grow back if there was tissue left behind during the removal process. Sometimes it’s accidental, other times it’s left on purpose.

The sound of a Star Wars lightsaber was created by pairing together the sound of an idle film projector and

the buzz from an old TV set.

Hershey’s chocolate syrup, Ritz Crackers, DumDums, and Oreos are all suitable for vegans.

The world’s most remote ATM is run by Wells Fargo in the Antarctic. The ATMs serve around 1,200 residents

at the U.S. scientific facility.

The black-footed cat is the smallest wild cat, at

just 20 inches long.

When written down, the word “almost” is the longest

word in the English language to have all of its

letters in alphabetical order.

Instead of an agent, Bill Murray uses a 1-800 number where

you can leave a message for him if you want to

cast him for a movie or event.

The first Game Boy could run for a staggering 30 hours

on only two AA batteries!

Marvel’s Deadpool issue #27 holds the Guinness World Record for the most comic book characters on one cover.

Animal Planet aired two fake documentaries that “proved” mermaids exist. So many people thought it was real that the U.S. government issued an official statement about it.

In 18th Century England, having a pineapple was a symbol of wealth because of high import fees. They would be used as displays instead of being eaten.

Thomas Edison invented an electric pen in 1876 that was later adapted to become the first tattoo machine in 1891.

The only window that opens on the presidential car is the driver’s window, to pay tolls. It also has no keyholes, and only the Secret Service knows how to open the doors.

In the popular film, The Godfather, the word “mafia” is never said because the actual mafia commanded it.

The NYPD had a police officer follow Andre the Giant whenever he went out drinking. This was to make sure he didn’t get drunk and fall on anyone.

In Mississippi, it is considered a federal offense to Dine-n-Dash on a check that is over $25. In California, it is only petty theft.

During the first live iPhone presentation, Steve Jobs had to frequently switch phones behind his desk. Otherwise, it would run out of RAM and crash.

You can now get a headstone with a QR code. Called “Living Headstones”, they show pages with photos, video biography, and comments from loved ones.

While filming Dumb and Dumber, Jim Carrey had his crown temporarily removed – that chipped tooth is real and a

result of a childhood fight.

Ginger beer is brewed and fermented with ginger, while ginger ale is merely carbonated water flavored with ginger.

In the 1980s, the founder of Pringles, Fredric Baur, requested to be buried in a Pringles can. His children honored the request.

Humans specifically have eyes that face forward for the purpose of seeing in 3D. On the other hand, vegetarian dinosaurs such as the Triceratops had eyes that

looked out to the side so they could stay vigilant

watching for danger as they ate.

Spam mail got its name from the canned meat after a Monty Python skit that made fun of Spam as tasting “horrible and being ubiquitous and inescapable”.

The mayor of a historical district in Alaska is a cat named Stubbs. Mayor Stubbs drinks catnip-laden water from a wineglass every afternoon, at a local restaurant.

We feel “hangry” because it’s harder for us to control our emotions when our brains are low on glucose.

In Svalbard, a remote Norwegian island, it is illegal to die.

(This is because bodies are unable to be buried safely due to the permafrost on the ground. If you are about to die, they fly you back to mainland Norway to pass on there.)

Surgeons who play video games at least 3 hours a week perform 27% faster and make 37% fewer errors.

A Dutch start-up company has been able to start training wild crows so that they pick up cigarette butts and put them in bins for a peanut as a reward.

When cellophane was invented in 1908, it was originally intended to be used to protect tablecloths from wine spills.

George Miller – the person who created Mad Max is the same person who created Happy Feet.

Japan is facing a ninja shortage. There is a high demand for “ninja shows”, but it is a dying tradition and companies have trouble finding properly trained ninjas.

New Jersey had 4 Governors in the span of 8 days in early 2002. The shortest term of those was served by

John Farmer Jr. for 90 minutes.

On April 1, 2005, NASA pulled an April Fool’s prank telling the world that they had found water on Mars.

The Canadian government isn’t sure when Canada became a sovereign state. Its Supreme Court ruled that sovereignty occurred sometime between 1919 and 1931.

Abraham Lincoln loved cats and once let one eat from the table during a formal White House dinner.

There’s a town in the Oklahoma panhandle named “Hooker” and its slogan is “it’s a location, not a vocation”.

During 1943, U.S. officials imposed a short-lived ban on sliced bread as a wartime conservation measure.

It lasted less than 3 months.

The word robot comes from the Czech “robota”.

This translates into forced labor or work.

Dinosaurs would swallow large rocks which stayed in their stomach to help churn and digest food.

Eating grapefruit can restrict the effects of 43 different

kinds of medications.

As a child, Jet Li performed with the Chinese National Wushu Team for President Nixon. Nixon asked him to be his personal bodyguard, but he declined.

The little piece of paper sticking out of a Hershey’s Kiss is called a niggly wiggly.

When water freezes to ice cubes, it will take

up 9% more volume.

Houston is the most diverse city in the United States. As of 2010, 43.8% is Latino, 25.6% is White, 23.1% is Black,

and 6% is Asian.

May 29th is “National Put a Pillow on Your Fridge Day“.

It is celebrated in Europe & USA to bring luck & wealth

to the household.

The first game to be played in space was Starcraft – Daniel Barry took it with him in 1999 on the Space Shuttle mission STS-96.

Every 10 years, the human skeleton repairs and renews itself. Essentially, you have different bones now than you did 10 years ago!

1912 saw the last Olympic gold medals made

entirely out of gold.

Invented in 1923, Q-Tips were originally called Baby Gays; then Q-Tip Baby Gays, then finally just Q-Tips.

The Q stands for quality.

The only difference between kosher salt and table salt is the grain size. Kosher salt is smaller, and they both come from underground salt deposits.

Mr. and Mrs. originated from using the words

master and mistress.

The spiked dog collar was invented by the Ancient Greeks to protect their dogs from wolf attacks.

Michael Jackson’s shiny glove was actually just a modified golf glove.

Alaska is the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.

December 3rd is known as “Roof Over Your Head Day” – a day to be grateful for what we have in life!

The Postal Service (an American indie pop supergroup) got its name based on the fact that they originally used USPS to send each other music tracks because of conflicting schedules

A woman faked her entire tragedy and the loss of her husband during the 9/11 attacks and became President of the Support Network in New York.

San Marino is the fifth smallest country in the world (and the third smallest in Europe).

Eminem’s mother filed an $11 million defamation lawsuit against him because of his lyrics about her. She settled for $25,000 and $23,354.25 of that went to her lawyer.

 

The highest recorded fall without a parachute happened in 1972 at 33,333 ft. The victim, Vesna Vulović was in the hospital for 16 months after the fall.

A mason in 1700’s Jerusalem left his wooden ladder behind after doing some work on a church and now it can’t be

moved without the agreement & permission of

six different Christian leaders.

In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig. This is because guinea pigs are social animals, and they are considered victims of abuse if they are alone.

Walter Hunt, a man from America, invented the

safety pin back in 1849.

The original name for Xbox was DirectXbox designed to show how Microsoft’s Direct X graphics could improve

the console market.

Nutella was invented during WWII when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.

The United States Department of Agriculture says the official definition of a sandwich is: “at least 35 percent cooked meat and no more than 50 percent bread”.

The Young America Township in Minnesota has a population of less than 1,000, but more than 20 zip codes.

Approximately 1 in every 2,000 babies already has a tooth when they are first born.

Before Apple bought Siri, it was originally going to be released as an app for Android & Blackberry.

An animal’s yawn is based on how large their brain is.

The bigger the brain, the longer they will yawn.

Soviet Russia needed lighthouses on their uninhabited Northern Coast, so they built automated lighthouses powered by small nuclear reactors.

Snakes can help predict earthquakes. They can sense a coming earthquake from 75 miles away, up to five

days before it happens.

The hand and footprints in front of the Chinese Theater tradition started accidentally when silent film actress, Norma Talmadge stepped on wet cement.

Not all hamsters are small. Although some hamsters are as small as 2-4 inches, the largest ones are

approximately 13 inches long.

The money for the Statue of Liberty came from fundraising from auctions, a lottery, and boxing matches in Europe and the U.S. The Statue cost the French about $250,000, which today would be over $5.5 million dollars.

Margherita Pizza uses tomato, mozzarella, and basil toppings to represent the Italian national flag. It was originally to honor the Queen of Italy in 1890.

When dogs are first born, they are completely blind & cannot hear anything. The first sense which they develop is

the sense of touch.

Any prime number higher than three, when squared and subtracted by one, will always turn out to be a multiple of 24.

Sudan has more pyramids than any country with 255. They outnumber Egyptian pyramids by twice the amount.

The pumpkin is a member of the cucurbit family, which are gourds, such as cucumbers and squashes.

Though most think it’s Italian, pepperoni is an American invention. The first use of the word dates back to 1919.

In the Philippines, you can buy spaghetti at McDonald’s, where they also sell a “McDo” piece of chicken.

In 1866, The United States purchased Alaska from Russia for $7.2 million by writing a check.

A French general gave John Quincy Adams a pet alligator. Adams kept it in one of the White House bathtubs and enjoyed showing it off.

Scotland wanted to replicate the Parthenon bigger and cheaper in 1826. It was never completed and is now nicknamed “Scotland’s Disgrace”.

Octopuses only touch in situations of mating or aggression. Female octopuses sometimes do both, strangling and eating the male after mating.

Canada eats more macaroni and cheese than any other nation in the world.

The Vatican had music that was forbidden to be copied and was only played twice per year. It was secret for

almost 150 years until a 14-year-old Mozart heard it and transcribed it from memory.

There is a geocache on the International Space Station placed in 2008. It has since been visited four times by other astronauts.

Of the 9,000 Blockbuster stores that existed in the early 1990s, at least 10 Blockbusters were open across the U.S. in 2017. Seven of those were in Alaska. In 2021, only 1 is left and it is located in Bend, Oregon.

Because snow is composed of ice, it can be classified as a mineral. Water, however, does not fall under the same classification and is not a mineral.

From 1937 to 1953, NBC’s Today Show had a chimpanzee co-host named J. Fred Muggs. It is estimated he brought in the network around $100 million.

William Hung, made famous for his appearance on American Idol singing “She Bangs“, is a 73rd generation descendant of Confucius.

Ancient Roman surgeons were trained to block out the screams of human pain.

The first-ever documented feature film was made in Australia in 1906.

Humans have been performing dentistry since 7000BC, which makes dentists one of the oldest professions.

Snakes and lizards both molt out of their old skin as they grow. Investigators have come to the conclusion that dinosaurs may have also molted.

Zebras have only one toe on each foot.

The voice of Stargazer in Mass Effect 3 was

done by Buzz Aldrin.

The first 4th of July celebration was in 1777.

The full Bible has been translated into over 3,000 languages. Among those include fictional languages like

Elvish, Klingon, and Na’vi.

In the Netherlands version of Sesame Street, instead of Big Bird, they have a bluebird named Pino. He was later established as Big Bird’s cousin.

A woman was elected to the House of Representatives four years before women even won the right to vote.

Justin Bieber’s first tweet was at 8:27 pm on May 11, 2009.

Originally, the Pokémon Vulpix was going to be called “FoxFire”.

Originally, bumper cars were not supposed to hit each other. Drivers were actually supposed to avoid crashing in spite of chaotic driving. The first company to patent a bumper car was in 1920 named Dodgem.

In Alabama, it is illegal to participate in shooting, hunting, gaming, card playing, or racing on Sundays. The fine ranges from $10 to $100.

During a conversation each speaker’s “turn” averages 2 seconds, and the pause in between is only 200 milliseconds. That figure is nearly universal.

Cold showers have more health benefits than hot or warm showers. These include improving circulation, stimulating weight loss, and easing depression.

Despite being landlocked, Mongolia has a navy consisting of seven men and one vessel, the “Sukhbaatar III“, stationed on Lake Khövsgöl.

Since 1990 the United States has added more acres of forest than it has lost, with almost 20 million new acres of forest land added in the last 2 decades.

There is a liquid that you can breathe in called perfluorohexane. Animals can be submerged in a bath of perfluorohexane without drowning.

The Shawn Mendes EP reached Number 1 on iTunes in 37 minutes.

Whenever Charles Dickens was away from home, he would always realign the bed he was sleeping in to face Northwards, as he felt that this fostered and unlocked his creativity.

In the United States, each person owns an average of seven pairs of blue jeans. That’s one for every day of the week!

There’s very little evidence the TSA has ever stopped a terrorist or found a real bomb. When tested, they failed to find fake weapons and bombs 95% of the time.

Feeding curry to a sheep reduces the amount of methane in its farts by up to 40%.

During the Second World War, German tank drivers would drive their vehicles over camel droppings, thinking it would bring them good luck.

The atomic number of zinc is 30.

In order to keep Nazis away, a Polish doctor faked a typhus outbreak. This strategy saved 8,000 people.

One of the smartest bird species is the magpie. They can even recognize themselves in mirrors.

Barry Manilow wrote many famous jingles for companies like McDonald’s, State Farm, and BandAids.

The manager of Guinness started the Guinness Book of World Records when he got annoyed that he couldn’t find out what the fastest game bird was ever recorded.

Cats which have blue eyes for the duration of their lives are likely to be deaf.

Elephants think people are cute, the same way people think puppies or kittens are cute.

High heels are nothing new to the world. In the 18th Century, they were fashionable even for children.

The number of stars on the EU flag doesn’t represent anything. 12 stars were chosen as a number with no political association and as a symbol of unity.

Tom Hanks had an asteroid named after him which was called “12818 tomhanks“.

Madagascar got its name when Marco Polo misspelled the name Mogadishu, the Somali port with which Marco Polo had confused the island. The name stuck and the island was christened to the name in 1500.

Albert Einstein had mastered calculus by the tender age of 15.

The tall chef’s hat is called a toque.

MIT, often cited as one of the world’s most prestigious universities, puts almost all of its course materials online for anyone to access for free.

The longest Cricket Test match lasted over 12 days between England and South Africa. It only ended because the English team would have missed their boat home.

Bubble wrap was originally invented to be wallpaper. The creators tried to make plastic wallpaper with a paper backing, but it came out with plastic backing.

Facebook will track and record nearly everything you do if you browse the web while logged in to your Facebook account.

Roughly 33% of cats are not affected by catnip. The euphoric reaction commonly associated with catnip is hereditary.

The first X-rated animated movie was Fritz the Cat. It is still the most successful independent animated feature to date.

Scrappy-Doo, widely considered to be one of the most hated characters in fiction, has not appeared in an animated Scooby-Doo production since 1988 due to audience backlash.

The 1831 London Bridge was sold in 1962 when it

needed to be replaced. It was bought by

Lake Havasu City, Arizona, to help tourism.

Captive tigers in the U.S. alone outnumber the amount of wild tigers worldwide.

Ron Swanson’s character on Parks and Recreation is based on a real person – a woman who works in a high bureaucratic position who is also anti-government.

The first Primark store opened in Dublin in June 1969 under the name Penney’s.

In Bruges, Belgium, there is an underground pipeline that runs 2 miles to transfer beer from a brewery to the bottling plant.

The collective group of lemurs is called a conspiracy.

The logo on the Red Bull cans are not cattle, but a type of bovine called a “gaur”.

Meghan Trainor has Nyctophobia, which is a

huge fear of the dark.

In 2014, Princeton researchers determined that Facebook would lose 80% of its users by 2017.

“Time anxiety” occurs in a person when they are perpetually afraid of being late, or of others being late.

Ant queens can live for up to 30 years.

Orlando Bloom has swinophobia, which is a fear of pigs!

Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddha’s.

Garrett McNamara holds the record for the largest wave ever surfed, set in 2011 in Nazare, Portugal. The wave was 78 feet tall.

A recently discovered deep-sea snail, the Scaly-Foot Gastropod, has a shell that is impressively developed. So much so, that the U.S. military is trying to use its design to inspire defensive layers in military armor.

So far, two diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest. The last case of smallpox was in 1977, and the last of rinderpest was in 2001.

By applying even pressure on an egg, it is nearly impossible to break the shell by squeezing it.

The military has used silly string to detect tripwires in Iraq. Before entering a room, they can squirt it inside. If it hangs in the air, it may have revealed a wire.

Mob boss Vincent Gigante used to wander around

New York in his bathrobe to convince the police he was

insane and avoid capture.

A 26 sided shape is known as a rhombicuboctahedron.

It takes Uranus 84 years to orbit the Sun once.

Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed because the pilot let his kids fly the plane, who unknowingly disengaged the autopilot function. The crash killed everyone on board.

There are over 6,000 known species of grass.

The total weight of all air on Earth is 11 quintillion pounds.

After the release of the 1996 film Scream, which involved an anonymous killer calling and murdering his victims, Caller ID usage tripled in the United States.

Garlic is known to attract leeches.

The longest unbroken alliance in world history is between England and Portugal. It has lasted since 1386, and

still stands today.

Until 2007, slavery was legal in Mauritania. Even still, 1-4% of the population is still living as slaves.

A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a Wendy’s in 2005.

Before finally being accepted, J.K. Rowling’s original Harry Potter pitch was rejected by 12 publishers.

The Japanese term for a Shotgun Wedding is “Dekichatta kekkon”, which literally translates to “oops-we-did-it-marriage”.

In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duckies

fell overboard. They washed up around the world

for the next 20 years.

One of the most widely used symbols for medical assistance is actually the Swiss flag and not a medical symbol.

While dinosaurs roamed the earth, they lived on every continent including Antarctica.

All new FBI special agents and intelligence analysts

are required to visit the United States Holocaust

Memorial Museum.

The blue whale’s heart is the size of a VW Beetle and weighs up to 1,000 lbs (453 kg).

All the paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs the same as ten elephants. It gets repainted every seven years

without closing to the public.

The Leaning Tower of Piza is tilted because of the soft soil that it’s built on – which has also protected it from at least 4 powerful earthquakes.

One horse can have approximately 15 horsepower. Horsepower is about 746 watts. The term was coined in the late 18th Century.

Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries.

Qantas Airways once powered an interstate flight on cooking oil. This marked Australia’s first commercial flight using sustainably derived biofuel.

In Korea, there is a breed of dog called a Sapsali which was originally thought to banish ghosts and evil spirits.

When we’re born, the only innate fears we have are the fear of falling, and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears are learned.

The Great Pyramid of Giza actually has eight sides, rather than four. All of the other pyramids have just four sides.

The world’s smallest mammal, a Bumblebee Bat, weighs about the same as a U.S. dime. Native to Myanmar and Thailand, these bats are endangered.

As of December 2018, The Itchy & Scratchy Show that takes place within The Simpsons has 107 episodes.

Will Smith owed $2.8 Million to the IRS and almost went bankrupt, just before he signed the contract for The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air.

English is not native to the British Isles. It was brought to Britain in the mid 5th to 7th Centuries by German, Danish, and Dutch settlers.

The British Pound is the world’s oldest currency still in use at 1,200 years old. The pound has been an identity as a symbol of British sovereignty.

In 2017, Adidas sold over 1 million pairs of shoes made from recycled ocean plastic, each pair taking 11 plastic bottles to make.

The Backpack Kid’s real name is Russell Horning.

In South Dakota, you can get a driver’s permit at age 14 with parental consent. Once you turn 16, you can get your license.

A study from Harvard University finds that having no friends can be just as deadly as smoking. Both effect levels of a blood-clotting protein.

Batman and Predator exist in the same fictional universe. Since 1991, they have been featured together in three comic books.

The tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympic Mons, is 3 times taller than Mount Everest.

In Toy Story 2 in the scene where Buzz gives a speech in front of the American flag, the flag was edited to be a globe for release in non-American countries.

The thumbs-up sign is believed to have originated from Chinese pilots. It was used to communicate with the ground crew before take-off.

The wife of Anthony Perkins, the original Norman Bates, Berry Berenson died as a result of being a passenger on

one of the 9/11 planes.

The American roulette wheel is different from the European wheel. The American one has 2 green spaces while the European one only has 1. Although on both, if you add up all the numbers on a roulette wheel, you will get 666.

The day after Thanksgiving is called “Brown Friday” by plumbers in America because it is their busiest day of the year.

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