Fun Facts

Fun Facts
  1. Alaska is simultaneously the most northern, the most western, and the most eastern state in the U.S.
  2. In a 2008 survey, 58% of British teens thought Sherlock Holmes was a real guy, while 20% thought Winston Churchill was not.
  3. The surface area of Russia is slightly larger than that of the surface area of Pluto.
  4. Anne Frank and Martin Luther King Jr. were born in the same year.
  5. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.
  6. There is a basketball court on the top floor of the U.S. Supreme Court Building known as the “highest court in the land.”
  7. It rains diamonds on Saturn and Jupiter.
  8. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.
  9. The order of the alphabet is completely random.
  10. There are more ways to shuffle a deck of cards than there are atoms on Earth.
  11. You can’t breathe and swallow at the same time.
  12. A British man changed his name to Tim Pppppppppprice to make it harder for telemarketers to pronounce.
  13. A TI-83 calculator has six times more processing power than the computer that landed Apollo 11 on the moon.
  14. The medical term for ice cream headaches is sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia.
  15. Marie Curie’s (Polish and naturalized-French physicist and chemist who conducted pioneering research on radioactivity) notebooks are still radioactive. Researchers hoping to view them must sign a disclaimer.
  16. Albert Einstein could have been the President of Israel. When Israel’s first president, Chaim Weizmann, died, Einstein was offered the position, but he declined.
  17. The nearest black hole to the Earth is 1,600 light years away.
  18. A Princeton professor recently proved that you can have identical snowflakes after growing them himself.
  19. Congo, a chimpanzee who made over 400 paintings, would scream if a painting was taken away from him before he was finished.
  20. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321