Fast Facts

  • There are 318,979,564,000 possible combinations of the first four moves in chess.
  • Upper- and lowercase letters are named “”upper”” and “”lower”” because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters, the uppercase letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the lowercase letters.
  • Half of all bank robberies take place on a Friday.
  • The international telephone dialing code for Antarctica is 672.
  • The average raindrop falls at seven mph.
  • It took Leonardo da Vinci 10 years to paint the Mona Lisa. He never signed or dated the painting.
  • If you put a drop of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
  • IBM’s motto is “”Think.”” Apple later made their motto “”Think different.””