24 World Amazing Facts


1. Canada almost renamed its Northwest Territories “Bob” in the 1990s.

2. A Smell & Taste Research Foundation study found that women were most sexually aroused by the scent of Good & Plenty and cucumber.

3. The word “unfriend” appeared in print in 1659.

4. Japanese people consider it very good luck to have a sumo wrestler cause your baby to cry.

5. You can still visit the 1996 Dole/Kemp US presidential campaign website.

6. Cats can be allergic to humans.

7. The Code of Hammurabi dictated a death penalty for tavern keepers who watered down beer.

8. Winston Churchill’s mother was a native of Brooklyn.

9. Google’s original name was “BackRub.”

10. The actors who played R2-D2 and C-3PO hated each other.

11. The U.S. government paid $16 million for the infamous Zapruder film of John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

12. George Washington made sure that the continental army got beer as part of its rations.

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13. In the 1960s, the “Slumber Party Barbie” doll came with a book called “How to Lose Weight,” which advised, “Don’t eat.”

14. Mary Todd Lincoln stated that her husband Abraham’s hobby was cats.

15. Alaska, which doesn’t grab too many headlines, could fit 75 Israels inside of it.

16. When viewed from outside, galactic light makes our universe appear a shade of beige called “cosmic latte.”

17. Sea otters sleep holding hands.

18. The official Garfield website once offered a messaging service called “G-Mail”.

19. Sesame Street’s Elmo once testified before Congress.

20. SpongeBob SquarePants’ creator is a marine biologist.

21. On average, parents can lose 750 hours of sleep during a baby’s first year of life.

22. Tug of War was an Olympic game until 1920.

23. The strict rationing of chocolate in Italy during World War Two lead to the invention of Nutella, using hazelnuts.

24. The Kansas City Chiefs were almost named the “Mules.”

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