Fast Facts

  • Spat-out food is called chanking.
  • Since the game was introduced in February 1935, more than 150 million Monopoly board games have been sold worldwide.
  • The most widely eaten fruit in America is the banana.
  • A hydrodaktulpsychicharmonica is a variety of musical glass.
  • About 5 percent of Americans claim to have talked to the devil personally.
  • Beethoven’s Fifth was the first symphony to include trombones.
  • During his entire life, Vincent van Gogh sold only one painting, “”Red Vineyard at Arles.””
  • James Garfield could write Latin with one hand and Greek with the other – simultaneously.
  • Lemon sharks grow a new set of teeth every two weeks. They grow more than 24,000 new teeth a year.
  • The goose was the first domesticated animal.
  • August is the month when most babies are born.
  • There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet. Hawaiian words do not contain consonant clusters. For example, Kahlúa is not a Hawaiian word.
  • It is believed that Shakespeare was 46 around the time the King James version of the Bible was written. In Psalms 46, the 46th word from the first word is shake, and the 46th word from the last word is spear.