Fast Facts

  • A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn’t give her coffee.
  • There is no such thing as a naturally blue food – even blueberries are purple.
  • Ronald Reagan did a narration at the 1947 Academy Awards ceremony.
  • In Athens, Greece, a driver’s license can be taken away by law if the driver is deemed either “”unbathed”” or “”poorly dressed.””
  • The only contemporary words that end with -gryð are angry and hungry.
  • Vanilla is used to make chocolate.
  • Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
  • The saying “”It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye”” is from ancient Rome. The only rule during wrestling matches was no gouging.
  • Morocco was the first country to recognize the
    United States in 1789.
  • Christianity has more than 1 billion followers. Islam is next in representation, with half this number.
  • Fifty-seven countries were involved in World War II.
  • Man releases more than 1 billion tons of pollutants into the Earth’s atmosphere every year.
  • The most carnivorous of all bears is the polar bear. Its diet consists almost entirely of seals and fish.