Here’s some more random facts to improve your day

As promised in my post a few days ago about random facts, here are some more, still from

  • “The English word with the most definitions is ‘set.’
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival has the most No. 2 Billboard hits—without ever hitting No. 1 (this one personally pains me seeing as CCR is one of my favourite bands and I find it mind-boggling they didn’t have a song reach the top spot).
  • Pigeons can tell the difference between a painting by Monet and Picasso.
  • The dot over the lower case ‘i’ or ‘j’ is known as a ‘tittle’ (I feel like there could have been a better decision made with this particular term).
  • Chewing gum boosts concentration.
  • Superman didn’t always fly.
  • The first computer was invented in the 1940s.
  • Space smells like seared steak.
  • The longest wedding veil was the same length as 63.5 football fields.
  • The unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.
  • Bees sometimes sting other bees.
  • Kids ask 300 questions a day.
  • The total weight of ants on earth once equaled the total weight of people.
  • A dozen bodies were once found in Benjamin Franklin’s basement.
  • The healthiest place in the world is in Panama.
  • A pharaoh once lathered his slaves in honey to keep bugs away from him.
  • Some people have an extra bone in their knee (and it’s getting more common).
  • Showers really do spark creativity.
  • Abraham Lincoln’s bodyguard left his post at Ford’s Theatre to go for a drink.
  • Dolphins have been trained to be used in wars.
  • Playing the accordion was once required for teachers in North Korea.
  • Water makes different pouring sounds depending on its temperature.
  • Dogs actually understand some English,” the website says.

This is not saying goodbye to these awesome and super random facts – there are still more to come in the near future.


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