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The scientific term for brain freeze is “sphenopalatine ganglion neuralgia”.
In 2006, a Coca-Cola employee offered to sell Coca-Cola secrets to Pepsi. Pepsi responded by notifying Coca-Cola.
A single strand of Spaghetti is called a “Spaghetto”.
The flashes of colored light you see when you rub your eyes are called “phosphenes”.
IKEA is an acronym that stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, a farm where he grew up, and hometown.
Although GPS is free for the world to use, it costs $2 million per day to operate. The money comes from American tax revenue.
The Firefox logo is not a fox, it's a red panda.
Cadbury spent more than £1million on its new logo change which looks similar to the previous one.
Times Square was originally called Longacre Square until it was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the newly built Times Building.
Elon Musk owns a company named The Boring Company.
Nepal has the most mathematical flag in the world. It even has an article in its constitution that details the steps of drawing the flag.
Santa Claus was issued a pilot’s license from the U.S. government in 1927. They also gave him airway maps and promised to keep the runway lights on.
Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in 1911, which drew more visitors to see the empty space than the actual painting.
Volvo invented the three-point seatbelt, then gave the invention away for free. They decided it was too important of an invention to keep to themselves.
Websters Dictionary accidentally had a word that didn’t exist in it for five years – “Dord”.
A man named Ronald MacDonald robbed a Wendy’s in 2005.
The pumpkin is a member of the cucurbit family, which are gourds, such as cucumbers and squashes.
Alaska is the only state in America that can be typed on one row of a traditional English QWERTY keyboard.
Only 2% of the world’s population has green eyes.
People who donate blood in Sweden are sent a text message each time their blood saves a life.
There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.
PewDiePie supported his YouTube channel by selling hot dogs. His persistence paid off when in 2012 his YouTube channel garnered over one million subscribers.
Bookworms are actual insects that bore holes in books. A major book feeding insect is a paper louse which feeds on microscopic mold in poorly kept books.
March 3rd is known as “What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day”.
August 17th is known as Black Cat Appreciation Day.
There is a British chocolate scientist who insured her taste buds for £1 million.
When electricity was first installed in the White House in 1891, President Benjamin Harrison and his wife were afraid of electrocution because of the new concept. They refused to touch light switches so the staff had to turn the lights on and off for them.
Snoop Dogg’s real name is Cordozar Calvin Broadus Jr. His “Snoop Dogg” nickname came from his mother who thought he looked like Snoopy from the Peanuts. #thuglife
A polygon with 30 sides is a triacontagon.
7% of all American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows. That works out to 16.4 million people.
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