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Stupid Facts

  • Cinnamon is the bark of the tree Cinnamomum.

  • Black-eyed peas are seeds of the tropical vine Vigna Sinensis.

  • It takes 30 gallons of maple sap to make 1 gallon of maple syrup.

  • The word Penis is Latin for tail.

  • The ZIP in the postal ZIP code stands for Zoning Improvement Program.
    (see Zip Code Lookup)

  • Peter the Great made shaving mandatory by law in 1705.

  • The plasma in blood has the same percentage of salt as sea water.
    (see Human Blood)

  • Antarctica doubles in size every winter.

  • Leonardo da Vinci wrote most of his scientific notes backwards.

  • Plastic surgery in one of the oldest types of surgery performed.

  • King Edward II and King Henry forbade football because it had become too popular.
    (see Superbowl Winners)

  • A submarine was used in the American Revolution.

  • The longest recorded filibustering speech lasted 24 hours and 18 minutes.

  • Skunks eat bees.

  • Saint Patrick's birth and death dates are unknown.

  • The amount of uranium in the A-bomb was only about the size of a baseball.
    (See Periodic Table)

  • Cleopatra married her brother.

  • Anableps are four-eyed fish living in rivers in Central and South America.

  • Exobiology is the study of extraterrestrial life.