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.
In 2015, more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching TV.
The citrus soda 7-UP was created in 1929; “7” was selected because the original containers were 7 ounces. “UP” indicated the direction of the bubbles.
The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss in “If I Ran the Zoo.”
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
Sharks evolved about 450 million years ago about 3 times ago longer than dinosaurs.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
Pandas have lived on Earth for two to three million years.
In ten years, the average man shaves off a pound of whiskers.
The technical term for a cat’s hairball is a “bezoar.”
It would take a sloth one month to travel one mile.
You burn more calories sleeping than you do watching television.
Coca-Cola would be green if coloring wasn’t added to it.
A single cloud can weigh more than 1 million pounds.
1 in 5,000 north Atlantic lobsters are born bright blue.
There are two credit cards for every person in the United States.
Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.
The Australian $5 to $100 notes are made of plastic.
Cats sleep 16 to 18 hours per day.
The most money ever paid for a cow in an auction was $1.3 million.
The Neanderthal’s brain was bigger than yours is.
Mario, of Super Mario Bros. fame, appeared in the 1981 arcade game, Donkey Kong. His original name was Jumpman, but was changed to Mario to honor the Nintendo of America’s landlord, Mario Segali.
The average person makes about 1,140 telephone calls each year.
The names of the two stone lions in front of the New York Public Library are Patience and Fortitude. They were named by then-mayor Fiorello LaGuardia.
The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing her hands in jelly.
American car horns beep in the tone of F.
Idaho harvests 12 billion pounds of potatoes annually.
Indiana is one of the country’s biggest corn producers, harvesting over 1 billion bushels in 2013. The state takes great pride in its kernel production and even has a town named Popcorn.
Maine’s lobster harvest hit an all-time high in 2013, with fishermen bringing in over 100 million pounds of the crustacean.
Montana is such a big producer of sugar beets—light brown beets that you can cook to create a molasses—that they’re the mascot of Chinook High School.