Did you know..

  • Most people simply cannot tell the difference between Pepsi and Coke.
  • Coca-Cola was originally intended as a patent medicine when it was invented.
  • Krung Thep Mahanakhon Amon Rattanakosin Mahinthara Yuthaya Mahadilok Phop Noppharat Ratchathani Burirom Udomratchaniwet Mahasathan Amon Piman Awatan Sathit Sakkathattiya Witsanukam Prasit (Bangkok’s full ceremonial name) is believed to be the world’s longest place name.
  • Hippomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the scientific name for fear of long words.
  • Kissing increases the mouth’s production of saliva, and saliva helps clean the mouth thus aides prevention of tooth decay.
  • The name for the sign “&” which represents the world “and” is ampersand.
  • You can light a fire by reflecting the sunlight using back of the tin can into dry branches (May require some time) after polishing it with a chocolate bar for at least 20 minutes.
  • The longest engagement lasted 67 years, and the couple ended up marrying when they were 82 years old.
  • The words moron, imbecile, and idiot are not interchangeable. The one with the highest level of intelligence is a moron, followed, by an imbecile, and then idiot.
  • 850 peanuts are needed to make an 18 oz. jar of peanut butter.
  • The name Santa Claus came from Saint Nicholas who was a bishop in the town of Myra, and was known to be very nice to children.
  • Albert Einstein was offered the presidency of Israel in 1952, but he declined.
  • The largest diamond that was ever found was 3106 carats.
  • The average day is actually 23 hours, 56 minutes and 4.09 seconds. We have a leap year every four years to make up for this shortfall.
  • The most overdue book in the world was borrowed from Sidney Sussex College.

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  1. WoW~ You found some cool facts.

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