Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • On average, the depth of the ocean is around 2.5 miles, or four kilometers.


  • In the southern hemisphere, hurricanes rotate in a clockwise direction, and in the northern hemisphere they rotate in a counterclockwise direction. This is due to what’s called the Coriolis Force, produced by the Earth’s rotation.


  • If you have three quarters, four dimes, and four pennies, you have $1.19. You also have the largest amount of money in coins without being able to make change for a dollar.


  • The first person selected as Time Magazine Man of the Year was aviator Charles Lindbergh in 1927.E       Budapest was once two cities, Buda and Pest. They merged in 1873.


  • Karaoke means “empty orchestra” in Japanese.


  • Mozart sold more CDs in 2016 than Beyoncé and Rihanna.


  • Of the three original members of ZZ Top, Frank Beard is the only one without a beard.


  • The word for the day after tomorrow: “overmorrow.”


  • The “You Are Here” location on maps is called an ideolocator.


  • The part of your neck where the hair begins is called the niddick.

            Facts by Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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