What are the Seven Seas?
It’s an ancient term describing what were believed to be all the seas and oceans of the world. Many people believe the seven are what we now know as the Arctic, Antarctic, North Pacific, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic and Indian oceans. However, the phrase has no literal meaning and is used to romanticize sailing. It came into use before some of the oceans were even known to exist.
The mask used by Michael Myers in the original Halloween was actually a Captain Kirk mask painted white.
The original name for the butterfly was ‘flutterby’.
Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn’t wear pants.
Dr. Seuss actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounded like Sue-ice.
Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.
Approximately 4.16% of your body weight is skin.
Once you are thirsty you are already dehydrated. Thirst is secondary.
Warren Beatty and Shirley MacLaine are brother and sister.
Chocolate kills dogs! True, chocolate affects a dog’s heart and nervous system, and a few ounces are enough to kill a small-sized dog.
Guinness Book of Records holds the record for being the book most often stolen from Public Libraries.
In ancient Egypt, priests plucked every hair from their bodies, including their eyebrows and eyelashes.
Michael Jordan has more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Shakespeare invented the word ‘assassination’ and ‘bump.’
Dialing can be spelled dialling.
Rainbow- top is red Bottom is purple.
Every person has a unique tongue print.
The ‘spot’ on 7UP comes from its inventor who had a red eye. He was albino.
315 entries in Webster’s 1996 Dictionary were misspelled.
During the chariot scene in ‘Ben Hur’ a small red car can be seen in the distance.
Most chemical drain openers open blocked drains by eating and boiling their way through the clog. Obviously, chemicals strong enough to dissolve grease, hair, paper, and other items can do great damage to your eyes, lungs, and skin. Accidentally swallowing even a small amount of drain opener can result in grave injuries or death.
Astronauts are not allowed to eat beans before they go into space because passing wind in a spacesuit damages them.
Back in the mid to late 80’s, an IBM compatible computer wasn’t considered a hundred percent compatible unless it could run Microsoft’s Flight Simulator.
Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.
Money isn’t made out of paper, it’s made out of cotton.
A rat can last longer without water than a camel.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple, and silver.
The numbers ‘172’ can be found on the back of the U.S. $5 dollar bill in the bushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
There are four cars and eleven light posts on the back of a $10 dollar bill.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. It also took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa’s lips.