Fast facts

  • An iceberg contains more heat than a match.
  • Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they cannot find food.
  • A group of toads is called a knot.
  • There are more than 100 chemicals in one cup of coffee.
  • The top layer of a wedding cake, known as the groom’s cake, is usually a fruit cake so it will last until the couple’s fist anniversary, when they will eat it.
  • Luke Skywalker’s last name was changed at the last minute from Starkiller to make it less violent.
  • Andy Warhol created The Rolling Stones’ emblem depicting the big tongue. It first appeared on the cover of the Sticky Fingers album.
  • As much as 50 gallons of maple sap are used to make a single gallon of maple sugar.
  • Mickey Mouse’s ears are always turned to the front, no matter which direction his head is pointing.
  • Dan Aykroyd’s cone head from “”Saturday Night Live”” was auctioned off for $2,200.
  • Benjamin Franklin’s peers did not give him the assignment of writing the
    Declaration of Independence because they feared he would conceal a joke in it.
  • Augustus Caesar had achluophobia – the fear of sitting in the dark.
  • Herbert Hoover was the first U.S.
    President to have a telephone in his office.
  • Certain fireflies emit a light so penetrating that it can pass through flesh and wood.