Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlins in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such […]
Commonplace Fun Facts
If a baby stork is unhappy with how it is being reared, it will leave its nest and choose another, to be adopted by the new family.
You may not have used the word before, but it’s quite likely that you have experienced it. Shemomedjamo is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because […]
The very first email message was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1969 between two computers run by the US Defense Department. The message was supposed to say “LOG”, but the computer crashed […]
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Mosquitoes prefer to bite children over adults and blondes over brunettes. No one knows why.
Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them.
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. Earlier in life, he was given command of a captured British ship during […]
The dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus (“small thick-headed lizard”). Its fossils are usually found in China.
In a 50-year lifetime, an albatross has flown, at least, 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers). source
In 1980 a Las Vegas hospital suspended employees for taking bets on when patients would die. source
“There are just two rules of governance in a free society: mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.” — PJ O’Rourke
Ffordd Ffriddoedd Ffriddoedd Road is located in the settlement of Bangor in Wales. source
The Dalmatie ant chews grain, forms it into patties, and cooks it in the sun.