Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Ferrero, the maker of Nutella, uses about 25% of the world’s hazelnut supply.
  • Abraham Lincoln was assassinated on the same day he authorized the establishment of the Secret Service.
  • In the early 1900s, a baseball team known as the “Death Row All Stars” was formed from inmates at the Wyoming State Penitentiary. Their executions were postponed as long as they kept winning.
  • The French bulldog is now the top purebred dog in the United States, ending the Labrador retriever’s 31-year record.
  • Rihanna was an army cadet in a sub-military program in Barbados before she became famous.
  • It would take you roughly 30 years to count to 1 billion.
  • Every California license plate since the late 1930s has been made in Folsom State Prison, where inmates produce approximately 15,000 to 20,000 license plates each day.
  • Koalas have smooth brains.

Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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