Mark Twain said “God created war so that Americans would learn geography.”
It takes 3,000 cows to supply the NFL with enough leather for a year’s supply of footballs.
It is possible to get drunk in prison thanks to a special thing called “prison wine” or “pruno”. It is an alcoholic liquid variously made from apples, oranges, fruit cocktail, ketchup, sugar, and possibly other ingredients, including bread. Pruno originated in (and remains largely confined to) prisons, where it can be produced cheaply, easily, and discreetly. The taste is described as vomit flavored wine cooler.
90 percent of the pumpkins grown in the United States are raised within a 90-mile radius of Peoria, Illinois.
Olympic gold medals are 92.5% silver.
The largest per capita tea drinking nation is the Republic of Ireland, not Britain.
In 1991 a girl was found in Ukraine who had lived with and been raised by dogs for most of her life.
In 1859 a solar storm hit the earth (the largest in recorded history). It was caused by massive sunspots and solar flares. It was so intense that auroras were seen around the earth (even in the Caribbean) and the ones over the Rocky Mountains were so bright that gold miners thought it was morning. It knocked out the telegraph systems of Europe and North America.
Did you know that the extreme conditions on Neptune and Uranus could be conducive to the production of diamond rain?