Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Greenland sharks are known to live anywhere between 200 and 500 years, making them the oldest living vertebrate on the planet.


  • Buckingham Palace has 775 rooms. These include 19 state rooms, 52 royal and guest bedrooms, 188 staff bedrooms, 92 offices and 78 bathrooms.


  • Tanzania has the highest rate of Albinism in the world.


  • Seinfeld has generated over $3 billion since 1995 and Jerry Seinfeld turned down over $100 million to make a 10th season.


  •  In 2015, a 1000-year-old body of a Buddhist monk was discovered inside an ancient statue of Buddha.


  • In ancient Egypt, any books found in ships coming into port, would be brought immediately to the library of Alexandria and be copied. The original would be kept in the library and the copy given back to the owner.


  • Draco, the Ancient Greek legislator, wrote the first code of law in Athens. Over time, his laws were seen as increasingly harsh and punitive, which is why we say a law is “draconian” when the punishment is too extreme for the crime.

            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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