Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • The woman of Seine was the unknown woman whose body was pulled out of the Seine River in 1880. A post-mortem pathologist at the morgue was so taken by her beauty that he made a plaster cast of her face. Now that mask is used as the face of the CPR mannequin.
  • Cashews are not nuts. They are the seeds that grow out of the bottom of the cashew apple which is also edible.
  • Lobsters were so plentiful in the 1800s that Massachusetts servants demanded a clause in their contracts to prevent being fed it more than three times a week.
  • In 1960, 59% of American adults aged 18-29 were married. Today, only 20% are married.
  • Yellow speed limit signs in the U.S. are recommended speeds but are not enforced.
  • George Lucas refused to identify what species Yoda is. He once jokingly answered that he is “the illegitimate child of Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy.”
  • Lewis Carroll, author of “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” would only write his works in purple ink.
  • Oregano is from the Greek words meaning “mountain of joy.”

            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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