Because you never know when you’re going to play your next game of Trivial Pursuit, or… Jeopardy.
A single strand of spaghetti is called a spaghetto.
The hyoid bone (‘U’ shaped bone in the anterior midline of the neck) got its name from the Greek word ‘Hyoidese’, which loosely translates to ‘shaped like the letter upsilon’ (the Greek ‘U’).
There are only two United States Capitals that have a letter ‘U’ in them. These States are New Mexico (Albuquerque) and Hawaii (Honolulu).
Chicago is not known as ‘The Windy City’ because of the weather, but rather, it’s a nickname that came about from Journalists perpetuating the notion that people within the city are ‘Windbags’ or… full of hot air and of no substance. Primarily they were referring to politicians and people of prominent wealth in the city who had a fair amount of sway in city legislation, but over time the name just stuck.
Blue whales have a heart that’s roughly the size of a small car. Their hearts beat at a rate of 8-10 beats per minute and can be heard from up to two miles away.
The breakthrough that is Penicillin (and subsequently all antibiotics) was invented on sheer accident by Alexander Fleming in 1928. After leaving a petri dish out in his lab, he returned to discover that some of the liquid around the mold had killed bacteria in the petri dish. And this is how antibiotics came to be. A scientific breakthrough for all mankind made on complete accident.
A group of ravens is called an ‘Unkindness’. A group of crows is called a ‘murder’.
It takes roughly 700 grapes to make one bottle of wine.
It’s a habit of the highly intelligent to be annoyed by virtually everyone around them, but also, to never say anything about it because they’re smart enough to avoid pointless arguments.
The world’s most expensive handbag is a Birkin bag, purchased for 500,000 USD by a professional gambler from Las Vegas. He uses it to pick up women in clubs and bars. $500,000 for a single bag is a long way for the Birkin roots, which were oringially designed and created to be a diaper bag.
Swedish meatballs actually originated in Turkey but were made famous by King Charles XII in the early 1800’s.