Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • More than 60% of Canadians live south of Seattle.


  • Qutuz, a prince from Persia, was sold as a slave after the Mongols invaded their land and killed all his family. He arrived in Egypt and rose among the ranks until he became vice-sultan and the defacto ruler. He led the army and served the Mongols their biggest defeat in their history up until that point.


  •  The average infantryman in WWII saw 40 days of combat over four years, the average infantryman in Vietnam saw 240 days in one year.


  • Pepsico formerly owned Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and KFC. These three are now a subsidiary of Yum! Brands.


  • Diamonds can in fact be shattered with a hammer. There is a difference between how strong something is and how hard it is.


  • The most common street name in the United States is Second Street.


  • E  ccording to recent research claims, almost all dinosaurs had feathers.


  • September 2007, Nepal airlines confirmed that it had sacrificed two goats to appease a Hindu god following technical problems with one of its aircraft. Nepal Airlines said the animals were slaughtered in front of the plane, a Boeing 757, at Tribhuvan International Airport.


Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.


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