What is the most interesting fact that you know and I don’t, but I should?

  • Nissan cars for ads/ racing normally use the number 23 because in Japanese, a 2 is pronounced ‘ni’ and a 3 is pronounced ‘san’.
  • Penguins have glands under their eyes to extract and secrete excess salt. These are powerful enough that they allow them to drink seawater as their primary water source.

  • Frogs neck muscles are so weak because of the ribbity thing they do that they use their eyes to push food down their throat. It looks like they’re blinking but they suck their eyes down into their bodies to push food into their stomach


  • Ketchup was sold as medicine in the 1830s. To cure digestive problems. That’s after ketchup was made using tomatoes. Before then it was made from mushrooms or fish.


  • Longest recorded flight of a chicken is 13 seconds.

  • In 2012, Walmart’s most sold item was the banana.

  • Tommy Lee Jones and Al Gore were college roommates.

  • Japanese honeybees cook hornet scouts that enter the hive by swarming them and then vibrating until they reach a temperature they can stand but the hornet can’t.

  • Only a fifth of the Sahara Desert is sand. Rest of it is likely extremely arid land. A desert is classified based on lack of rainfall, with Antarctica being the largest.

  • The octopus has three hearts, two to pump blood to the gills while the third pumps the blood throughout the body. It also has nine ‘brains’. A big one in the head and smaller ones in each tentacle.


  • The door opening noise from Star Trek was a piece of paper being taken out of an envelope. Rain in a movie is often bacon sizzling


  • Before clocks, “clockwise” was called “sunwise” and “counterclockwise” was called “widdershins”!


  • A second is called a second because it is the 2nd division of the hour by 60, the 1st division being a minute. So why is a minute called a minute? It comes from the Latin pars minuta prima which means first small part as in first division of an hour.
  • Priapism, the condition you get when you’ve had an erection lasting longer than four hours, is named after Priapus, a minor rustic fertility god, protector of livestock, fruit plants, gardens and male genitalia.
  • The plural of fish can be fish or fishes. If all the fish are the same species, then the plural is fish (two salmon are fish). If there is more than one species, the plural is fishes (a salmon and a haddock comprise fishes). Same with money and monies. People and peoples.
  • The release of the original Spider Man movie was delayed because of the 9/11 attacks. They spent the following months editing the twin towers out of every scene. But they missed one. What scene did they miss? It’s the one where he first climbs up the wall and he jumps from roof to roof. It’s in the top left corner for a very split second.
 

  • The difference between a cemetery and a graveyard – graveyards are attached to churches, cemeteries are stand-alone.

 

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