Did you Know?

---The Stockholm archipelago has more islands than the Pacific Ocean at around 30,000.

---Per capita, the happiest countries in the world also rank highest in terms of consumers of antidepressants.

 ---According to the Washington Post, the two major companies with the largest percentage of their work force on food assistance are Walmart and McDonalds.

---Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native alligators in Florida.Four Nile crocodiles have been found in Florida. They are the second largest crocodile and are more dangerous than the native alligators in Florida.

---Over 290 people have died climbing Mount Everest since 1922. Most deaths occur because of avalanches, and not all bodies have been recovered.

---50% of apartments in Los Angeles don’t come with a fridge. This is legal, as fridges are considered an “amenity”, and therefore landlords are not required to provide one.

---The average household income of the top 1% in the United States is $1,260,508 per year.

---In order to protest the high tariffs enforced by a U.K. censorship board, a filmmaker sent in a 10 hour “movie” of white paint drying. They had to watch the entire film.

---By the time they have been retired for 2 years, 78% of former NFL players have gone bankrupt or are under financial stress because of joblessness or divorce.

---There is a statue of Tesla in Silicon Valley that radiates free Wi-Fi. It was done as an homage to his vision for wireless communication.

---Even though it is spread across five time zones, the entire country of China is set to Beijing time. 

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The word “kimono”, literally means a “thing to wear”. Ki is “wear”, and mono is “thing”.

---It snows metal on planet Venus! There are two types that have been found, galena and bismuthinite.

---Popularized by the Shakespeare play, many people think Julius Caesar’s last words were “And you, Brutus?” In reality, he said “You too, my child?”

---More tornadoes occur in the United Kingdom per square mile than any other country in the world.

---Nobody knows how the Academy Awards came to be referred to as the Oscars. The earliest mention was 1932, and was made official in 1939.

---Chicken Run
 is the highest-grossing stop motion animated film, even beating The Nightmare Before Christmas.

---The author of Mary Had a Little Lamb, Sarah Josepha Hale, is most responsible for the creation of Thanksgiving being a national holiday.

---A man with severe OCD and a phobia of germs attempted to commit suicide with a gun to his head. Instead of killing him, the bullet eliminated his mental illness without any other damage.(Don't try this at home).

---Cruise ships have morgues that can store up to 10 bodies at once. The average number of people that die on cruise ships per year is 200.

---The world’s first motel is in San Luis Obispo. Built in 1925. When opened, it cost $1.25 for a two-room bungalow with a kitchen and a private adjoining garage.

---Hanna-Barbera pitched The Flintstones to networks for 8 weeks before it was finally picked up. It became the first ever animated show to air during primetime.

---Medieval chastity belts are a myth. A great majority of examples now existing were made in the 18th and 19th centuries as jokes.

---The human eye is so sensitive that, if the Earth were flat and it was a dark night, a candle’s flame could be seen from 30 miles away.

---Larry the Cable Guy’s real name is Daniel Lawrence Whitney. His notable Southern accent is fake – he was born and raised in the mid-west, not the South.