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Blood donors in Sweden receive a thank you text when their blood is used.
“Q” is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in any U.S. territory or state name.
The original version of Monopoly was a cautionary tale against the perils of capitalism.
Venetia Burney, who at age 11 suggested the name “Pluto” for the ninth planet in our solar system, lived to see it demoted to a dwarf planet in 2006.
As part of David Hasselhoff’s divorce settlement, he kept possession of the nickname “Hoff” and the catchphrase “Don’t Hassle the Hoff.”
Sorry, Scotland: Persians invented bagpipes.
According to a poll of 11,000 Americans, 84 percent of vegetarians and vegans return to eating meat.
“Huh?” is understood in all languages.
Coyotes outpace roadrunners by 23 mph.
Mexico’s full name translates to “The United States of Mexico.”
In 1991, Wayne Allwine—who was then the voice of Mickey Mouse—married Russi Taylor, the voice of Minnie.
At one time, George Washington was the nation’s largest whiskey producer. He made 11,000 gallons in 1799.
Back in the 1800s, composer Franz Liszt was worshiped like a rock star. In fact, he received so many requests for locks of his hair that he eventually bought a dog, only to snip off patches of its fur to send to his admirers.
A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
In 1907, an ad campaign for Kellogg’s Corn Flakes offered a free sample of cereal to any woman who would wink at her grocer.
A cat’s ability to see well at night is due to its ” tapetum lucidum “, a structure that reflects visible light back through the cat’s retina. It’s also what causes the eyes’ weird ‘glowing’ effect in the dark.
Sleeping through summer is called estivation.
Paraskavedekatriaphobia is the fear of Friday the 13th.
Wyoming is home to only two escalators.
Before he became president, Abraham Lincoln was wrestling champion of his county in Illinois. He fought in nearly 300 matches and lost only one.