Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • In 1893, a U.S. Constitutional Amendment was proposed suggesting that the country be renamed “The United States of Earth.”


  • Since 1950, 93% of all shark attacks have been on men.


  • El Salvador has the highest per capita consumption of Worcestershire sauce in the world.


  • Don Featherstone, the creator of the famous plastic garden flamingo, wore matching outfits with his wife every day for 35 years.


  • Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman did not take salaries for the movie “Hook.” Instead, they split 40% of Tristar pictures’ gross revenues.


  • The Cowardly Lion costume in “The Wizard of Oz” was made of real lion fur, skin and human hair. It sold at auction for over 3 million dollars.


  • President Calvin Coolidge enjoyed pushing the emergency buzzer on his desk and then hiding when the secret service came running in.


  • Barry Manilow didn’t write his hit song “I Write the Songs.”

Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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