• Between 1900 and 1920, Tug of War was an Olympic event.
  • Sea otters hold hands when they sleep so they don't drift apart.
  • A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year.
  • The Code of Hammurabi decreed that bartenders who watered down beer would be executed.
  • Brazil couldn't afford to send its athletes to the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. So they loaded their ship with coffee and sold it along the way.
  • The most shoplifted food item in the U.S. is candy. In Europe, it's cheese.
  • Nutella was invented during WWII, when an Italian pastry maker mixed hazelnuts into chocolate to extend his chocolate ration.
  • The Pledge of Allegiance was written as part of a plan to sell flags to schools.
  • The light emitted by 200,000 galaxies makes our universe a shade of beige. Scientists call the color "cosmic latte."
  • The universe is suspected to contain the compound ethyl formate, which is also found in raspberries. So, the universe tastes like raspberries.
  • Great white sharks may have an even more delayed adolescence than humans, not reaching sexual maturity until they are in their second and third decades.
  • Aldous Huxley (author of Brave New World) was the teacher of George Orwell (author of 1984)
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