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.