Did you Know?

---The first X-Rated animated movie was Fritz the Cat. It is still the most successful independent animated feature to date.

---Captive tigers in the U.S. alone outnumber the total of wild tigers worldwide.

---The collective group of lemurs is called a conspiracy.

 Today, a direct flight from New York to Houston takes 4 hours. In 1973, the same flight would’ve taken a little less than 3 hours. The thing is, the price for fuel has increased significantly since then, and the air companies understand that they are able to save millions of dollars per year if they just fly slower.

---In Bruges, Belgium, there an underground pipeline that runs 2 miles to transfer beer from a brewery to the bottling plant.

---Eight of the ten largest statues in the world are of Buddha.

---So far, two diseases have successfully been eradicated: smallpox and rinderpest. The last case of smallpox was in 1977, and the last of rinderpest was in 2001.

---The military has used silly string to detect trip wires in Iraq. Before entering a room, they can squirt it inside. If it hangs in the air, it may have revealed a wire.

---A 26 sided shape is known as a rhombicuboctahedron.

---Aeroflot Flight 593 crashed because the pilot let his kids fly the plane, who unknowingly disengaged the autopilot function. The crash killed everyone on board.

---In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duckies fell overboard. They washed up around the world for the next 20 years.

---The longest unbroken alliance in world history is between England and Portugal. It has lasted since 1386, and still stands today.

---Until 2007, slavery was legal in Mauritania. Even still, 1-4% of the population is still living as slaves.

---One of the most widely used symbols for medical assistance is actually the Swiss flag, and not a medical symbol.

---All the paint on the Eiffel Tower weighs the same as ten elephants. It gets repainted every seven years without closing to the public.

---Gene Roddenberry (the creator of Star Trek) flew B-17s in the Pacific during WWII.

---Berries are simple fruits stemming from one flower. This means that pineapples, bananas, watermelon, pumpkins, and avocados are berries.

---When we’re born, the only innate fears we have are the fear of falling, and the fear of loud sounds. All other fears are learned.

---The Great Pyramid of Giza actually has eight sides, rather than four. All of the other pyramids have just four sides.

---The world’s smallest mammal, a Bumblebee Bat, weights about the same as a U.S. dime. Native to Myanmar and Thailand, these bats are endangered.

---The British Pound is the world’s oldest currency still in use at 1,200 years old. The pound has been an identity as a symbol of British sovereignty.

---In 2017, Adidas sold over 1 million pairs of shoes made from recycled ocean plastic, each pair taking 11 plastic bottles to make.

---The tallest mountain in our solar system, Olympic Mons, is 3 times taller than Mount Everest.

---The day after Thanksgiving is called “Brown Friday” by plumbers in America because it is their busiest day of the year.

---Underneath the streets of Beijing, there are over a million people who live in nuclear bunkers,

---It is thought by Russians that eating ice cream will keep you warm.

---Amber colored rear turn signals are statistically proven to reduce collisions by about 28%.

---Websters Dictionary accidentally had a word that didn’t exist in it for five years – “Dord”.