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 […]
Commonplace Fun Facts
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.
Find a Better Guard Dog
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.
Commanding a Warship at the Age of 12
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the U.S. Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. That was, by no means, the extent of his accomplishments. Anyone who […]
Big Name for Little Guy
The dinosaur with the longest name is Micropachycephalosaurus (“small thick-headed lizard”). Its fossils are usually found in China.
Imagine The Frequent Flyer Perks!
In a 50-year lifetime, an albatross has flown, at least, 3.7 million miles (6 million kilometers). source
Life or Death… Now That’s a Real Gamble
In 1980 a Las Vegas hospital suspended employees for taking bets on when patients would die. source
Political Science Made Simple
“There are just two rules of governance in a free society: mind your own business. Keep your hands to yourself.” — PJ O’Rourke
It Must Be a Pain Addressing Letters to This Address
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.
Sounds Like They Have a Lot of Paperwork
One out of every ten paper clips manufactured is bought by the U.S. government.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt encouraged Americans to overcome the challenges of the Great Depression by boldly proclaiming, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” He could have saved time […]