Fun Facts

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1. The man who created the Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup was a farmer, by the name of Harry Burnett Reese.
2. The little finger or toe is called the minimus.
3. Lettuce is a member of the sunflower family.
4. An octothorpe is the # symbol on a telephone. This is commonly known as the ‘Hash’ symbol for people in the  UK, or the ‘Pound’ symbol for Americans.
5. There are more atoms in a single glass of water, than glasses of water in all the oceans of the Earth.
6. A group of zebras is called a ‘zeal’.
7. Zebras are one of the few mammals that we believe can see in color.
8. A pineapple is not an apple, or pine. It’s actually a berry!
9. Once Charlie Chaplin entered a contest for “Charlie Chaplin look-alikes,” and he came in third.
10. A tree is the opposite of your lungs. Physically and functionally.
11. If there was no space between any of its atoms, Earth would be the size of a baseball.
12. Penguins will give their mate a pebble as a way of proposing. (Aww)
13.Only one side of the dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. This allows them to be able to breathe and to be able to watch for threats even while they are resting.
14. The name of the Italian dessert, Tiramisu, literally means “pick me up” or metaphorically “makes me happy” in Italian (tirami sú).
15. Unlike Earth and most other planets in our solar system, Venus rotates clockwise. The leading theory as to why this is the case is that it initially rotated counterclockwise, but the planet flipped at some point.
16. Hummingbirds can’t walk.
17. The opposite sides of a dice cube always add up to seven.
18. Nepal is the only country in the world who’s flag isn’t a square or a rectangle.
19. Honey does not spoil. You could feasibly eat 3000 year old honey.
20. When we breathe through our nose, we always inhale more air from one nostril than with the other one — and this changes every 15 minutes.