How Often Did People Bathe in the 18th Century?
Twice a year.
Why Are Barns Painted Red?
Barns are painted red because red paint is cheap.
Who Can Appear on U.S. Currency?
It's the law. Congress passed a law back in 1866 stating that no living person can be portrayed on US currency.
Most Americans Would Take Less at “Just” Company
Three-quarters of millennials would take a pay cut to work for a socially responsible company.
Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Invented Happy Wheels
Inventor Thomas Edison and industrialist Henry Ford were famous best friends.
Salvador Dalí Modern Art and Surrealism
Salvador Dali is a Spanish surrealist painter who was famous for exploring the human subconscious in all of his art.
Soviet Union in World War II
World War II was the deadliest military conflict in history.
The Death Toll of the Rwandan Genocide
The Rwandan genocide occurred between 7 April and 15 July 1994 during the Rwandan Civil War.
Hosting the Olympics is a Terrible Investment
The Games are the only type of megaproject where delivery has never been on budget.
Jimi Hendrix Was a Paratrooper
Hendrix opted for the Army and enlisted in May 1961.
What Does Obdormition Mean?
Obdormition is a medical term describing numbness in a limb, often caused by constant pressure on nerves or lack of movement.
White Families Have More Wealth Than Black Families
Black families in the U.S. have 90% less wealth than white families.
Recreational Marijuana is Officially Legal in California
Recreational marijuana is now legal in California for people ages 21 and older.
Australia’s “Magnetic” Termites
The mounds sometimes have a diameter of 30 metres (98 ft).
Fear of Loud Noises
Fear of loud noise is referred to as phonophobia, sonophobia, or ligyrophobia.
Suppressing a Sneeze Could Rupture Your Throat
Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain.