Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • The last president that wasn’t a Republican or Democrat was Millard Fillmore in 1853.


  •  According to some theories, the T-Rex lacked the ability to roar. If it wasn’t silent, it likely could only hiss like a crocodile.


  • Minecraft is the best-selling video game in history.


  • Tattooing was illegal in NYC from 1961-1997.


  • The drug lord Pablo Escobar offered to pay off Columbia’s $10 billion foreign debt in order to avoid extradition.


  • In 2014, an L.A. memorial tree dedicated to George Harrison was killed by an infestation of beetles.


  • Cleopatra lived closer in time to the first Moon landing than to the building of the Great Pyramid.


  • A mantis shrimp can swing its claw so fast it boils the water around it and creates a flash of light.


  • James Madison was the shortest president, standing at just 5’4”.


Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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