Interesting facts

  1. Nicolas Cage once bought a pet octopus because he thought it would help with his acting.
  2. Winston Churchill was born in a ladies’ room during a dance.
  3. Months that begin on a Sunday will always have a Friday the 13th.
  4. A spider has transparent blood.
  5. Opossums don’t “play dead.” When frightened, they become overexcited and pass out.
  6. John F. Kennedy was buried without his brain after it was lost during the autopsy.
  7. The ‘Grey School of Wizardry’ in California is the first wizard school to be officially recognized as an academic establishment.
  8. The band ABBA had to negotiate with a fish-canning company for the rights to use the name.
  9. Elvis Presley had a twin brother named Jesse Garon Presley, who was delivered stillborn 35 minutes before him.
  10. An individual banana is called a finger. A bunch of bananas is called a hand.
  11. It is possible to be pregnant for an entire year. The longest pregnancy on record lasted 375 days.
  12. Ice age Britons used skulls of the dead as cups.
  13. In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey in order to attract flies away from the pharaoh.
  14. In Bangladesh, kids as young as 15 can be jailed for cheating on their finals.
  15. The San Francisco cable cars are the only mobile National Monument in the world.
  16. The child of a couple in the 30s tends to find older faces more attractive than a child born to parents in their 20s.
  17. You will burn more calories walking on hard dirt than on pavement.
  18. When Jay-Z was 12 years old, he shot his drug-addicted older brother in the shoulder for stealing his jewelry.
  19. There is enough iron in a non-malnourished human body to make a nail.
  20. In Switzerland, it is illegal to own only one guinea pig because they are prone to loneliness.