Random Fact Tuesday

Just some random facts that I read in Mental Floss Magazine, which is seriously one of the best magazines EVER….. I’ve mentioned this already….  Anyway, I found them interesting and thought I would share.

  • As a rule, European carousels rotate clockwise, while American merry-go-rounds spin counterclockwise.
  • The first American cheerleaders were a bunch of guys at Princeton in the 1880’s.
  • President Jefferson hated so much going to formal affairs that he would often greet foreign dignitaries while wearing pajamas.
  • The Beach Boys were the founders of surf rock; however, only Dennis Wilson knew how to surf, and he died of drowning in 1983.
  • A giraffe has the same number of neck vertebrae as a human (7).
  • Hawaii is the only U.S. state that grows coffee.
  • A cricket’s ears aren’t located on its head, but just above the knee on its front legs.

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