Sioux Indian Chief Crazy Horse was called “Curly” as a child.
Benjamin Franklin was the 15th child of a Boston soap maker.
A dragonfly eats, on average, 300 mosquitoes per day.
An inch-thick rope of spider’s silk can withstand up to 140,000 pounds of pressure.
In 1968, there were 5 million-dollar lottery winners who did not claim their prize.
Pigs can run a 7.5 minute mile.
A typical American hospital has three to four times more employees than patients.
Your skin is about 3/16th of an inch thick.
Did you know the federal withholding tax taken out of each American’s paycheck was enacted as part of a “temporary” wartime measure? Talk about fuzzy math.
The Hawaiian alphabet has only twelve letters.
Some people believe brown eggs are richer than white eggs and more nutritious. There really isn’t correlation of richness of the egg to the color of the shell. Analysis shows eggs are practically the same in chemical composition regardless of the color of the shell and there is no difference in the food or nutrient content of varying shades of the color of egg shells.
Northern General Ulysses S. Grant owned slaves who were not freed until after the Civil War had ended.
Timekeepers have clocked the action in a 60 minute football game to actually be around 14 minutes.
Leon Uris dropped out of high school to join the US Marines.
In 1978, a college professor conducted a study of fingernail biting. His findings also revealed approximately 15% of Americans admitted to also chewing their toenails. Gross.
Time Magazine’s first “Man of the Year” was Charles A. Lindbergh in 1927.
The average American drinks three and one half cups of coffee per day. I think my Dad drinks 10 or 12 per day, obviously skewing the national average. This is a prime example of stupid trivia.
A collector of trivia is called a “spermologer.” Get your mind out of the gutter, folks.
Johann Sebastian Bach fathered 20 known children.
The dead outnumber the living by more than 30 to one.
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American naval hero John Paul Jones ended his naval career as an admiral with the Russian navy.
George Washington was scared to death of being buried alive. Just before he died, he demanded his body be kept above ground for a few days in the unlikely event he might come to.
Diane Keaton’s, who won an Oscar for her portrayal of the title role in “Annie Hall,” real last name is Hall.
Charles Lindbergh’s grandfather changed the family’s last name (yes, before Charles was born). Good thing he did, or this hero would have been known as Charles Manson.
J.C. Penney’s middle name was Cash.
Robert E. Lee was buried barefoot as the coffin was too small to allow for his boots.
The electric razor made its debut in America on March 18, 1931.
General Custer’s soldiers called him “Hard Ass.”
Ping Pong is the national sport of China.
A bear has 42 teeth.