Interesting facts

The USDA allows the term “wyngsz” for wing-like chicken products that contain no wing meat.

Johnny Cash’s “A Boy Named Sue” was written by Shel Silverstein.

The Southern Ocean lies from the Antarctic coast to 60° South latitude, meaning that its outline is almost completely circular in shape.

7-Up was originally called “Bib-Label Lithiated Lemon-Lime Soda.”

Habitual singing causes the lungs to release leptin, a protein manufactured by the body’s fat cells that is involved in the regulation of appetite. This may partially explain why opera stars tened to lean toward the heavy end of the scale.

New Hampshire is the only US state that does not lawfully require drivers to wear safety belts while operating a motor vehicle.

Just before the Nazis invaded Paris, H.A and Margret Rey fled on bicycles. They carried the manuscript for Curious George.

The third right arm of a male octopus doubles as his reproductive organ.

Because he had bad eyesight, Harry Truman memorized the letters on the eye chart to get into the army.

The Hard Rock Cafe got its name from a now-defunct bar that appeared on the back of the Doors’ album Morrison Hotel.

Henry Ford was a proponent of hiring the handicapped. In 1919, more than 20 percent of his workforce had some form of disability.

Brian May, the lead guitarist for Queen, dropped out of a physics PhD at Imperial College London to follow the path to rock stardom. He finally completed his thesis in 2007.

The human bone most often broken is the clavicle (collar bone).

In the 1904 Olympics, American gymnast George Eyser won six medals even though his left leg was made of wood.

For one day in 1998, Topeka, Kansas, renamed itself “ToPikachu” to mark Pokemon’s U.S. debut.

The little bump on the front side of your ear is called a tragus.

During his college days, former president Gerald Ford worked as a male model, and even appeared on the cover of Cosmopolitan. 

Asperger’s syndrome is named for Austrian pediatrician Hans Asperger, who described it in 1944. He called his patients “Little Professors.”

It is illegal to enter the Houses of Parliament in a suit of armor.