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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Just the facts m'am, just the facts...

Blood donors in Sweden receive a thank you text when their blood is used.

Scottish band The Bay City Rollers chose their name after sticking a pin in a map of America, which landed on the Michigan city.

The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.

Wendy's founder Dave Thomas dropped out of high school but picked up his GED in 1993. His GED class voted him Most Likely to Succeed.

Wyoming is home to only two escalators.

On Scooby-Doo, Shaggy’s real name is Norville Rogers.

A cat’s ability to see well at night is due to its tapetum lucidum, a structure that reflects visible light back through the cat’s retina. It’s also what causes the eyes' weird ‘glowing’ effect in the dark.

Your hair contains traces of gold.

The cubicle did not get its name from its shape, but from the Latin “cubiculum” meaning bed chamber.

Frank Sinatra was offered the lead role in Die Hard.

The second largest country by area is Canada, after Russia.

Fish cough.

A 2013 study suggests that chewing gum boosts concentration.

On Good Friday in 1930, the BBC reported, “There is no news.” Instead, they played piano music.

Mexico’s full name translates to "The United States of Mexico."

In a 2004 episode of Sesame Street, Cookie Monster revealed that before he started eating cookies his name was Sid.

The dot over your lowercase “i” is called a tittle.

The word PEZ comes from the German word for peppermint—PfeffErminZ.

Geckos can turn the stickiness of their feet on and off at will.

Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

and many more available from The Amazing Fact Generator.

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