Did you Know?

---The US state closest to Africa is Maine.

---10 out of the poorest 25 counties in the US are located in Kentucky.

---American beef is banned in the UK and the EU because its full of steroids, antibiotics and other banned substances. It has been classified as unfit for human consumption along with American cheese, American chocolate, and bread

---The runway at Thule air base is painted white so the sun won't melt the permafrost under it.

---Maine is the only US state that has a one-syllable name.

---"Dreamt" is the only English word that ends in the letters "mt".

---The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing (when using the proper position of the hands on the keyboard; Hunting and pecking doesn't count!).

---Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

---The "sixth sick sheik's sixth sheep's sick" is believed to be the toughest tongue twister in the English language.

---"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

---It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky.

---It is impossible for most people to lick their own elbow. 

---During the Cold War, the USSR was able to tell a Soviet passport was a forgery because the staples in real passports would corrode due to the poor quality of metal.

---The first computer virus ever created was called Creeper back in 1971. Shortly after this virus was created, Reaper was created as the world’s first anti-virus.

---The Triangle took nearly 100 years to become a popular orchestral instrument.

---The cardboard holder that you often get around a takeaway cup of coffee is called a “zarf.”

---Bulgaria is the only country in Europe that kept its original name since it was founded in 681 and throughout its history as an independent country.

---The median house price in California is $834,400 as of May 2022.

---80% of males born in the Soviet Union in 1923 did not survive World War II

---The letter Z is the least frequently used letter in written English. It is more common in American English than in British English due to spelling differences.

---The world’s oldest surviving bank is “Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena,” which was founded in 1472 and is currently Italy’s 3rd largest bank.

---The most expensive domain name ever sold was cars.com for an astonishing $872.3 million.

---One of the earliest depictions of dreadlocks dates back to 1600 BC to the Minoan Civilization, one of Europe’s earliest civilizations, who lived in what is now known as Greece.

---The smallest possible measurement of length is known as the Planck Length. Anything smaller than this would break everything we understand about physics

---In “Part 1” of the Battlestar Galactica mini-series, there is a scene where Serenity, the ship from Firefly, can be seen flying through the sky.

---A sunset on Mars is blue.

---Losing Weight is the most common New Year’s resolution.

---In a survey, 33% of dog owners admitted to chatting over the telephone with their dogs.

---Jupiter has 69 moons. A few are 12-37 miles in diameter, but most are barely 1 mile in size. Jupiter itself is 317 times the mass of the Earth.

---Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America.

---During World War II, the very first bomb dropped on Berlin by the Allies killed the only elephant in Berlin Zoo.

---Potato chips were invented after a chef lost his temper with a customer who kept asking for his potatoes to be more fried and thinner.

---The average person spends about 2 years on the phone in a lifetime.

---Giraffes are facing a 'silent extinction.' Their population has shrunk by nearly 40% over the last 30 years.

---In 10 minutes, a hurricane releases more energy than all the world’s nuclear weapons combined

---Every year about 98% of the atoms in your body are replaced.

---About 80% of the animals found in Madagascar do not exist anywhere else on Earth.

---When a Hawaiian woman wears a flower over her left ear, it means that she is not available.

---A person cannot taste food unless it is mixed with saliva.

---Australia is wider than the moon.

---You share your birthday with about 20 million people.

---One million seconds is less than 11 days.

---The number "four" is considered unlucky in Japan because it is pronounced the same as "death".

---Your tongue is the fastest healing part of your body.

---Neutron stars can spin 600 times per second.

---It requires seven to eight trees to provide enough oxygen for just one person per year

---There is enough DNA in the average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times.

---Pluviophile: A lover of rain; someone who finds peace of mind and joy during rainy days.

---Elephants are a keystone species. They create pathways through impenetrable underbrush, shape entire ecosystems by creating pools in dried river beds, and spread seeds as they travel.

---The youngest siblings tend to be the funniest, according to 2019 research from YouGov. Birth order affects personality, with the oldest siblings generally being the most responsible, and the youngest being the most care-free.

---Roughly 8% of human DNA is made up of ancient viruses that used to infect us millions of years ago.

---Earth is accelerating toward its sixth mass extinction event, according to scientists. Animals and plants are dying at the quickest rate since the dinosaur extinction 66 million years ago.

---If your pet makes a specific noise around you for attention, That's them naming you.

---The word “Dude” is gender neutral. Because I’m a dude. He’s a dude. She’s a dude. We’re all dudes.

---In 2015, scientists on a National Geographic expedition discovered sharks living inside Kavachi, one of the most active underwater volcanoes on Earth. Divers couldn't investigate because of the heat and acidity, so they used robots.

---Snails can sleep for 3 years.

---Napoleon Was Once Attacked By a Horde of Bunnies.

---The average person spends 45 to 62 minutes a day just waiting.

---When a secretary at Apple was late because of car trouble, Steve Jobs gave her a Jaguar and said, "Don't be late anymore."