Who doesn't love Fridays??? Fridays were made for fun. Things are more relaxed and people are upbeat in anticipation of the weekend ahead. I don't know about you but I love random fun facts and I thought that sharing a few of those would be a good way to get our weekends off to a great start. So, here are some fun little tidbits! Enjoy!
- Picasso could draw before he could walk
- Blueberry jelly beans were created for Ronald Reagan
- It takes 7 shuffles to thoroughly mix a deck of 52 cards
- Milk chocolate was invented by Daniel Peter who sold the idea to his neighbor...Henri Nestle
- The tongue of a blue whale is as long as an elephant
- The word ‘umbrella’ is derived from the Latin root word ‘umbra’, which means shade or shadow.
- As an iceberg melts, it makes a fizzing sound because of the compressed air bubbles popping in the ice.
- The U.S. has the most movie theaters, but India produces the most movies.
- The reason why your nose gets runny when you are crying is because the tears from your eyes drain into your nose.
- The first lighthouse was in Alexandria in 290 B.C.
- Domestic cats purr at about 26 cycles per second, the same frequency as an idling diesel engine.
- A storm officially becomes a hurricane when cyclone winds reach 74mph (119k/h).
- There is enough concrete in the Hoover Dam to pave a two lane highway from San Francisco to New York.
- Checkmate comes from the Persian word “shah mat”, which means ‘the king is dead’.
- La Paz, the capital city of Bolivia, is the highest capital in the world at over 17,000 feet (5,181 m)
The Hawaiian alphabet consists of only 12 letters
The name for Oz in "The Wizard of Oz" was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence "Oz"
There are no poisonous snakes in Maine
In your lifetime, you'll shed over 40 pounds of skin
Armadillos, opossums, and sloth's spend about 80% of their lives sleeping
It's impossible to sneeze with your eyes open
One gallon of used motor oil can ruin approximately one million gallons of fresh water