Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Harriet Tubman was alive at the same time as both Thomas Jefferson and Ronald Reagan.


  • The word “nerd” was first coined by Dr. Seuss.


  • In Germany, “Mr. Clean” is known as “Mr. Proper.”


  • The Pacific Ocean is less salty than the Atlantic Ocean.


  • The toy Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.


  • Wombat poop is shaped like a cube.


  •  Even if it were traveling at the fastest speed a manmade spacecraft has ever achieved, it would take 19,000 years to reach the closest star to our solar system.license plates each day.


  • New York City is further south than Rome, Italy.


  • African buffalo herds display “voting behavior” to indicate their travel preferences by standing up, staring in one direction and then lying back down. Only adult females vote.


  • When three letter airport codes became standard, airports that were using a two letter code just added an “X”. e.g. LAX.


            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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