Cool Facts!

Babies start dreaming even before they’re born.

The 20th president of the United States, James Garfield, was able to write Greek with one hand and Latin with the other at the same time

Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.

The symbol on the pound key (#) is called an octothorpe.

Because metal was scarce; the Oscars given out during World War II were made of plaster.

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

Only 55 percent of all Americans know that the sun is a star

Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.

“Insane Anglo Warlord” is an anagram for Ronald Wilson Reagan.

“He bugs Gore” is an anagram for George Bush (also “Be Gore’s ugh”).

The US Navy lists 234 instances that the United States has invaded, occupied, or otherwise sent troops into other countries other than for “normal peacetime purposes,” outside of the declared wars such as World War II. The list is only current to 1993 and does not include more recent military excursions.  It also does not include the numerous covert operations that the military has conducted worldwide. Nor does it include proxy wars such as Angola or the Soviet-Afghan war. The list includes over 63 countries, many of which the US has invaded two, three, or more times. US troops have been sent into Nicaragua at least 11 times, Mexico 12 times, and China 24 times.

When Condoleezza Rice became Bush’s foreign policy advisor, Chevron had already named an oil tanker after her.

Barack Obama is a distant cousin to George W. Bush (11th cousins). He is more closely related to his 7th or 8th cousin, Dick Cheney.

Do you have any strange facts to share? Feel free to add them to the comments section.

Moscow weathermen can be fined for inaccurate weather forecasting.

If you attempted to count to stars in a galaxy at a rate of one every second it would take around 3,000 years to count them all.

The only 15 letter word that can be spelled without repeating a letter is uncopyrightable.

Every day more money is printed for Monopoly than the U.S. treasury.

Ancient Egyptians slept on pillows made of stone.

The cruise liner, Queen Elizabeth II, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns

In Albania, nodding your head means no and shaking your head means yes.

In 1959, the Soviet space probe Luna Two became the first manmade object to reach the moon as it crashed onto the lunar surface.

In Singapore, it is illegal to sell or own chewing gum.

Baby beavers are called kittens.

Christmas became a national holiday in the U.S. in 1890.

Got any more facts! Share them, and I’ll add them!

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5 responses to “Cool Facts!

  1. No gum in Singapore? O.o I will not survive! Pearls melt in vinegar? DEAR ME!! I’m not putting any pearls in vinegar! Poor Moscow weatherman. Hard life! Aleous and the gods(or something spelled like that) isn’t really helping. xD
    James Garfield must be a half-blood!!!
    Oh my goodness! So much awesome facts! Where did you get all of these?! Awesome post! 😀

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