Fun facts

  • When you were born, for a tiny amount of time, you were the youngest person on planet Earth.
  • Every year, millions of trees grow because squirrels forget where they buried their acorns.
  • Norway once knighted a penguin.
  • The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse ended up getting married in real life.
  • Every single year, the Netherlands sends 20,000 tulips to Canada to thank them for their help in World War 2.
  • Smallpox is completely extinct as a disease.
  • Scotland’s national animal is the Unicorn.
  • An octopus likes shiny objects, and will often start a collection of them.
  •  The gender neutral term for a niece or nephew is “nibling.”
  • “Old book smell” has been identified as a mix of grass and vanilla.
  • Volvo invented the life-saving three-point seatbelt, and instead of capitalizing on it, gave the patent away so that other car manufacturers could use it to save lives.
  • An average cloud weighs around 1.1 million pounds.
  •  When rabbits get really excited and start to jump around, it’s called a binky.

Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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