Interesting Facts

1. John Lennon was the first person to be featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine

2. Domino’s has marketed a reindeer sausage pizza in Iceland

3. The only active diamond mine in the United States is in Arkansas

4. Frogs typically eat their old skin once it’s been shed

5. It is illegal to ride an ugly horse on a public street in Wilbur, WA.

6. The driver and conductor of the Knight Bus in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Ernie and Stanley, are named after J.K Rowling’s grandfathers.

7. Over 50 million tourists visit Italy each year. Tourism provides about 63 percent of the country’s income.

8. Over 80 percent of the trash in landfills could have been recycled.

9. A commemorative tower was built in Scotland for a cat named Towser, who caught nearly 30,000 mice in her lifetime.

10. Haiti is the second oldest independent nation in the Western Hemisphere, after the United States.

11. The 1985 film Shoah by Claude Lanzmann is nine hours long and consists entirely of interviews with people who witnessed the Holocaust first hand.

12. In 2009, a sixteenth-century female skull with a rock wedged in its mouth was found near the remains of plague victims. It was not unusual during that century to shove a rock or brick in the mouth of a suspected vampire to prevent it from feeding on the bodies of other plague victims or attacking the living. Female vampires were also often blamed for spreading the bubonic plague throughout Europe.

13. The science of kissing is called philematology.