Air-conditioning in casinos is oxygen enriched to help players stay alert and gamble longer.
A swarm of 20,000 bees once followed a car for two days because their queen was trapped inside the car.
The left most pillar of the famous Pillars of Creation, is actually 4 Light Years tall. That is equal to roughly 37,844,000,000,000 Kilometers.
Bruce Springsteen’s classic, Born to Run, almost became the official song of New Jersey until legislators listened to the lyrics and realized the song was about wanting to get out of New Jersey.
Sharks are older than trees. “Modern” trees lived around 350 million years ago while sharks have existed for 400 million years.
There used to be a popular children’s game called “mumblety-peg.” Children would compete to see who could throw a knife into the ground closer to their own feet. The loser had to pick his knife out of the ground with his teeth. Impaling your foot was an automatic win.
While in college during the Prohibition era, Dr. Seuss was caught drinking gin with friends in his dorm room. He was forced to write under a pen-name to dodge his ban from writing for the school’s humor magazine. Thus, Theodore Geisel chose his now-legendary pseudonym.