Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • In the mid-1980s, Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas was the voice of Charlie Brown’s sister, Sally.


  • Australia is actually wider than the moon.


  • Your skin contains 11 miles of blood vessels.


  • In Samoa, there is a law on the books making it a crime to forget your own wife’s birthday.


  • A greater percentage of Dutch people speak English than Canadians. 90 percent of Dutch people speak English, only 83 percent of Canadians do.


  • Ostracism was a process in ancient Greece to exile any politician for 10 years by popular vote.


  • In Portugal, it’s against the law to pee in the ocean.


  • All toads are frogs, but not all frogs are toads. If you find one and you’re not sure what to call it, go with frog and you’ll always be correct.


  • The Golden Gate Bridge was almost painted bumblebee stripes. The plan was to paint it black and yellow to increase its visibility in the fog, but when the steel beams arrived, they’d been primed with international Orange, and the architect decided it looked better that way.


            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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