How about some bizarre things to add to what you know? Crazy facts that are practically useless for day-to-day living.

The cement of the Hoover Dam (known as Boulder Dam initially) is still curing deep, deep inside.

An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave. (Really? What if I go right, instead?)

The Himalayas are home to 19 of the 25 highest peaks in the world.

Absynthe is green.

In order to be considered a ‘big band,’ the band must have a minimum of 10 members.

Some cats are allergic to humans.

Alaska is big enough to fit 75 New Jerseys in it.

Pearls melt in vinegar.

The name of the ship sent in 1768 to Boston Harbor to enforce the British taxes on the colonies was the HMS Romney.

A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance.

A group of bats is called a cloud or a colony.

A group of cats can be called a nuisance. A group of kittens, an intrigue.

The arm hole on your shirt is called an armsaye.


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