Random Fact Tuesday.

  • There are more television sets in the United States than there are people in Japan
  • McDonalds and Burger King sugar-coat their fries so they will turn golden-brown. (No wonder they’re so yummy)
  • The little lump of flesh just forward of your ear canal, right next to your temple, is called a tragus.
  • The life span of a taste bud is 10 days
  • Volleyball is the most popular sport played in American nudist camps
  • Coca-Cola was originally green
  • The most popular pizza topping in South Korea is tuna
  • Tapeworms range in size from about 0.04 inch to more than 50 feet in length.
  • Pogonophobia: fear of beards
  • Sean Connery once worked as a coffin-polisher
  • All clams start out as males; some decide to become females at some point in their lives.
  • A group of owls is called a parliament
  • The state of California raises the most turkeys out of all of the states
  • A cat’s jaws cannot move sideways.
  • Over 80% of professional boxers have suffered brain damage.
  • Roman Emperor Caligula made his horse a senator
  • When Bugs Bunny first appeared in 1935, he was called Happy Rabbit.
  • When two words are combined to form a single word (breakfast + lunch = brunch) the new word is called a ‘portmanteau’. (Tony this one is for you!)
    • ‘Jaws’ is the most common name for a goldfish
    • The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons creator Matt Groening’s real-life father, mother, and two sisters.
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