Fast Facts

  • Michael Jordan always wore his North Carolina basketball shorts under his
    Chicago Bulls uniform.
  • Hexadactylism is the condition of having six fingers on one hand or six toes on one foot.
  • The average meteor is no larger than a grain of sand.
  • Twenty-nine percent of Americans say most of the meals they eat are made from leftovers.
  • A newborn’s skin is wrinkled because it’s too big for its body.
  • Thunder is caused when air rushes into the vacuum created by a bolt of lightning.
  • A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in Indiana.
  • Neptune’s summer is 40 years long.
  • In 1959, Eleanor Roosevelt made a TV commercial for Good Luck margarine.
  • Bayer trademarked the name Heroin in 1898, one year prior to the trademark of Aspirin.
  • Trans-Canada Highway is the longest national highway in the world.
  • William Moulton Marston, the creator of Wonder Woman, also invented the polygraph.
  • The United States has almost 4 million miles of roads and streets.
  • Of the 80,000 known species of plants, only 50 are cultivated regularly.
  • An ostrich’s eyes are bigger than its brains.