Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.


  • Mill workers in Manchester, England refused to touch slave-picked cotton during the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln wrote a letter of thanks, and relief shipments were sent to the workers. Today, a statue of Lincoln stands in Manchester’s Lincoln Square.


  • Canada has more lakes than the rest of the world combined.


  • Doctor Donald Unger cracked the knuckles of his left hand every day for more than 60 years, but he did not crack the knuckles of his right hand. No arthritis or other ailments formed in either hand.


  • Chessy (Lisa Ann Walters) from The Parent Trap (1998) gave birth to twin boys on October 11, 2000, which is the same birthday the twins had in the movie.


  • Elephants can purr like cats.


  • The Learning Channel (TLC) was originally founded in 1972 by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare in collaboration with NASA.


  • Whale milk is so high in fat it is the consistency of toothpaste.


            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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