Did you Know?

---Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they are called trailers.

---Banging your head against the wall for one hour burns 150 calories.

---In Switzerland it is against the law to own only one guinea pig.

 ---During WWII the United Kingdom removed all road signs in hopes that if the Nazis mounted a ground invasion they would get lost and have trouble navigating.

---Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny hated carrots with a passion and would spit them out after a take where he had to chomp on them.

---Penguins are known to push other penguins into the water to ensure the area is free of predators.

---Since it is still a commissioned ship, the USS Constitution has a contingent of Marines.

--- The United States has the highest rate of incarceration in the world, more than Russia and China combined. More than 1% of American citizens are currently in prison

---In the 1920s, one third of all white males in Indiana were members of the KKK.

---In a room with 23 other people, there is a 50% chance that two of the people in the room will share a birthday.

---People were buried alive so often in the 19th century that a 'safety coffin' which included a rope to a bell was designed to let people know that the interred was still alive.

---In ancient Egypt, servants were smeared with honey to attract flies away from the Pharaoh.

---On his death bed Voltaire was asked by a priest to renounce Satan. He replied; "This is no time to be making new enemies"

---Hitler, Stalin, and Mussolini were all nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize.

---Are you terrified  that a duck is watching you?  Some people are.  That is Anatidaephobia

---WD-40 has never been patented. Doing so would have required that they submit the recipe. The patent would last only for a few years and after the expiration date, anyone could make and sell it without problems. Its formula is a secret so well kept than seven decades later no-one has been able to figure it out.

---Before 1913, parents could mail their kids to Grandma’s – through the postal service.

---Applesauce was the first food eaten in space by astronauts.

---Glass balls can bounce higher than rubber ones.

---Sea Lions have rhythm.  They are the only animal known to be able to clap in beat

---Kangaroos can not walk backwards.

---The largest living organism in the world is a fungus, it is in Oregon, covering 2,200 acres and is still growing.

---China censored the word for "censorship."

---1 in every 200 men are direct descendants of Ghengis Khan.

---Only three countries in the world don't use the metric system; Liberia, Myanmar and the United States.

---There are two places in the world where you cannot get Coca-Cola; North Korea and Cuba

---Most power outages in the US are caused by squirrels

---Starfish Prime was a July 9, 1962, high-altitude nuclear test conducted by the United States, a joint effort of the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) and the Defense Atomic Support Agency. It was launched from Johnston Atoll and was the largest nuclear test conducted in outer space and one of five conducted by the US in space.

---The southern half of Japan uses a 60 Hz electrical system, and the upper half uses a 50 Hz system.

---The only battleship sunk by a submarine during the Pacific war was the IJN Kongo in late 1944.

---Brass, silver and copper can kill common bacteria through what is known as the oligodynamic effect. This is one good reason to put brass fixtures in your house and to use brass doorknobs.

---The average taxes paid by Fortune 500 companies in 2018 was 11.3%. 91 companies, including Amazon, paid no federal taxes and many of these got refunds in the millions.

---The US House of Representatives has sent over 400 bills to the Senate in the last year. The Senate has brought only 20% of them to the floor for a vote.

---At Disneyland and Disneyworld, all but one American flag you see is a fake. They either have only 45 stars or 12 stripes. This is so they don't have to be lit at night when they leave them up.

---In 2016, 1/6 of American congressmen who left office became lobbyists.   

---Major metropolitan police departments heavily overbought Ford Crown Victoria police cars because they made the perfect police car. They simply put the unused vehicles in a warehouse until needed. That is why you still see them being used long after the last ones were made in 2012.

---John Glenn got his third and final MiG kill in the last air to air combat of the Korean War

---According to one estimate, approximately 4,500 passengers are injured each year from falling baggage.

---According to the CDC, STDs in the US have increased significantly in 2018 due to a reduction in funding for title X which provides funding for health services to low income people.