Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Edgar Allan Poe’s best-selling book during his lifetime was “The Conchologist’s First Book,” a textbook he wrote about seashells.


  • John Cena has the record for most wishes granted through the Make-A-Wish Foundation at over 650.


  • There is a volcano in Indonesia which erupts blue lava.


  • 76% of all known serial killers in the 20th century were from the U.S.


  • Starfish have filtered sea water in their system instead of blood.


  • France was the first country to introduce the license plate.


  •  France uses twelve different time zones, the most of any country in the world.


  • Mongooses were introduced to Hawaii to control the invasive rat population. However, rats are nocturnal, and mongooses are diurnal. Hawaii now has a problem with both.


  • 41% of all amphibian species are at the brink of extinction.


Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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