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Stupid Facts

  • Mercury is the only metal liquid at room temperature.
    (see Periodic Table of Elements)

  • Thermometers were once filled with brandy.

  • 3.5% of the oceans is dissolved salt.

  • Brussel sprouts were discovered in Brussels.

  • Swedish fish are neither.

  • Blood is six times thicker than water.
    (see Human Blood)

  • Andromeda is the nearest galaxy.
    (see Solar System)

  • Scooby Doo's first name is Scoobert.

  • The word "corduroy" comes from the French "cord du roi" or "cloth of the king."

  • Coca-cola was originally sold as a brain tonic.
    (see The Real Thing?)