Fast Facts

  • Arachibutyrophobia is the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth.
  • The Bloody Mary is known as the “”Queen of Drinks”” and was invented in Harry’s Bar in Paris in the 1930s.
  • Hans Christian Andersen, author of many famous fairy tales, never learned to spell correctly, and his publishers always found errors in his manuscripts.
  • For many years, the globe on the NBC Nightly News spun in the wrong direction. On January 2, 1984, NBC finally set the world spinning in the right direction.
  • English gambling dens used to have employees whose job it was to
    swallow the dice if the police
  • The band Steely Dan got its name from a sexual device depicted in William Burroughs’ novel””Naked Lunch.””
  • More than one hundred descendants of Johann Sebastian Bach have been cathedral organists.
  • Napoleon Bonaparte conducted his battle plans in a sandbox.
  • Harry Truman’s middle name was just S and was not short for anything, and hence had no period following the S. However, Truman often signed his name with a period.
  • It is estimated that millions of trees are accidentally planted by forgetful squirrels.