Did you know????

The Stunning Kaylah Sanchez, Reporter

Hey guys, the school year is almost over! If we’re in school any longer, our brains might explode. But I think there is still enough space in your craniums to jam in these fun facts you probably didn’t know. So did you know…?

1. The phrase “rule of thumb” is derived from an old English law which stated that you couldn’t beat your wife with anything wider than your thumb.

2. One of the reasons marijuana is illegal today is because cotton growers in the 1930’s lobbied against hemp farmers. They saw it as competition. It is not as chemically addictive as nicotine, alcohol, or caffeine.

3. The first known contraceptive was crocodile dung, used by Egyptians in 200 B.C.

4. The first product to have a bar code was Wrigley’s gum.

5. The sound of E.T. walking was made by someone squishing their hands in jelly.

6. The hard working adult sweats up to 4 gallons per day. Most of the sweat evaporates before a person realizes it’s there.

7. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.

8. In England, in the 1880s, “pants” were considered a dirty word.

9. No words in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

10. The oldest known goldfish lived to 41 years of age. Its name was Fred.

11. In 1982 Coca-Cola became the first soft drink in space.

12. The average American ingests 10.8 lbs. of sugar a year, through Coca-Cola alone.

13. A Little Mermaid Fact: in the opening scene when King Triton arrives at the arena, you can briefly see Mickey Mouse, Goofy, and Donald Duck in the crowd of sea-people.

14. On average, every American will spend approximately two whole weeks of their life stopped at red lights.

15. Anatidaephobia is the fear that somewhere in the world there is a duck watching you.

16. Hippopotomonstrosesquipedaliophobia is the fear of long words.

17. Did you know that “ough” can be pronounced ten different ways? Try saying this. “A rough-coated, dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the streets of Scarborough; after falling into a slough, he coughed and hiccoughed.”

18. India has more honor roll students than America has students.

19. The oldest person to earn their GED was 94 years old.

20. The youngest known high school and college graduate is Michael Kearney. He finished a home-school high school program at age 6 and at the age of 10 earned a bachelor’s degree.

21. Cows moo in different accents according to where they live. Just like we talk!

22. Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the “Like” button the “Awesome” button.

23. Having blue eyes is actually a mutation. Before the mutation occurred, all humans had brown eyes.

24. Mosquitoes are the deadliest animals on Earth.

25. Most of the candy forest set, in the original Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, was actually edible.

26. Chainsaws were originally designed to deliver babies! Look it up.

27. This is my last did you know L