Interesting Facts

Approximately one quarter of the United States’ homeless population are war veterans.

David Bowie’s left eye was damaged after a fight as a child. It is permanently dilated.

Before Bob Ross became a TV painter, he spent 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and retired with the rank of master sergeant.

Despite being staples of the Old West landscape, neither horses nor tumbleweeds are native to North America.

Ethiopia’s Abebe Bikila won the gold medal at the 1960 Olympics — while running the marathon barefoot! He repeated the feat four years later, this time wearing shoes.

Kathleen Casey of Philadelphia was born at 12:00:01 A.M., Eastern time, on January 1st, 1946. This not only made her the first child born in the United States that year, but also made her the first “Baby Boomer.”

Just as some people talk in their sleep, sign language speakers have been known to sign in their sleep.

The Beach Boys were the founders of surf rock; however, only Dennis Wilson knew how to surf. He died of drowning in 1983.

No matter where you stand in Michigan, you are never more than 85 miles from a Great Lake.

Shakespeare invented the word “assassination” and “bump.”

Americans on the average eat 18 acres of pizza every day.

More people are killed each year from bees than from snakes.