My Go-To Cool Fact

  1. Hippos kill more people each year than any other animal in Africa.
    If this is wrong do NOT correct me, it would break me.
  2. Bonobos and chimps are equally related to humans and are our closest relatives. Bonobos live in matriarchal societies and are mostly vegetarians and are highly intelligent. They can be taught English words!
    Suggested by   @mirthnuts
  3. Our tongue prints are the same as our fingerprints, no two ate the same👅
    Suggested by   @cvlop61
  4. Because of a clerical error "It's A Wonderful Life's" copyright was not properly renewed therefore images from the film are public domain (not the story) and NBC only owns the license to exclusively air the film.
    This is my go-to christmas fun fact. I learned this in film school when my prof was like "if you need something playing on a TV in the background of a scene just use that movie cause you wont get flaggd for copyright infringement"
    Suggested by   @brimattia
  5. Constitution Avenue in DC used to be a canal that ran through the city as part of L'Enfants grand plan. But it turned into a disgusting sewer, with drunks falling in and dead animals floating in it, so they filled it in.
    Suggested by   @ameliaville
  6. You only need a room of 75 people to find 2 people with the same birthday.
    In a room of 23 people, there is a 50% chance two people out of 23 will share a birthday.
    Suggested by   @Boogie
  7. The bar on the back bottom of semi trucks is called a Mansfield bar and is a safety feature named after actress Jayne Mansfield, who was decapitated by the back of a semi in 1967. Double whammy, she's the mother of goddess, Mariska Hartigay.
    Suggested by   @hkelley
  8. Grover Cleveland won the popular vote for president three times, but only served two (non-consecutive) terms because of the Electoral College and that knave William Henry Harrison.
    (Still false Mrs Krabappel.. also, only FDR won the popular vote more times than Grover and don't get me started in Grover Cleveland facts...)
    Suggested by   @andersun
  9. A camera lens used to shoot 1959's Ben-Hur was used for Rogue One.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  10. A camera used to shoot The Ten Commandments was used for the original Star Wars. It is currently on display at ILM headquarters.
    Suggested by   @moonjockey
  11. The hair clip Amanda Bynes wears at the end of She's The Man is the same one Alicia Silverstone wore in Clueless.
    Suggested by   @sarahmccoy
  12. The accidental (and quite savage) publishing of an obituary for Alfred Nobel while he was still alive made him realize people didn't like him so he started the Nobel Prize to give back and reward science (but like really to better his reputation)
    Suggested by   @alyherb
  13. More people are killed each year by vending machines than by sharks.
    Suggested by   @lizabeth
  14. When FDR passed away and Truman became president, Truman had no idea about the Manhattan Project. They had to brief him on it right away.
    I teach 4th grade so it's like a blank slate.......
    Suggested by   @k8zinker
  15. My new go-to fact is also about hippos. Teddy Roosevelt supported a bill to introduce hippopotamus into the Mississippi River to take care of invasive plants and help alleviate the American meat shortage. The taste of a hippo was described in the New York Times as Lake cow bacon.
    Suggested by   @jennifergster
  16. Blue eyed people tend to have a higher tolerance for alcohol than other eye colors.
    My go-go fun fact when at parties 💙🍾
    Suggested by   @okayerin
  17. Mistletoe is an epiphyte, meaning it's a plant that grows upon other plants. It's sudden growth from seemingly no where (not the ground) furthered the belief in spontaneous generation (life from nonliving particles). More importantly, it's mysterious growth is linked with fertility which is why it is lucky to kiss beneath it.
    My Christmas botany knowledge for students and unsuspecting fellow store patrons alike.
    Suggested by   @e
  18. Heart attacks are more likely to happen on a Monday
    I'm a delight at parties~*~
    Suggested by   @billnye
  19. Nothing quite cements a friendship like when you're at a party and this guy's talking about how he loves Willy Wonka and bfg and you come in like "Hey did you know Roald Dahl was an antisemite?"
    Suggested by   @brynelle
  20. There are 1-1.5 million ants for every human on Earth. Also, there is reason to believe that all the world's ants could be working together to form massive super colonies across continents.
    Suggested by   @k8mcgarry
  21. The first pizzeria in the United States was opened in New York City in 1895 by Gennaro Lombardi.
    Lombardi's Pizza is still open today.
    Suggested by   @kiraandlulu
  22. An adult male could swim inside of the arteries of a blue whale
    Suggested by   @hannahbee
  23. Sometimes sloths are so slow that they will grab onto their own arms thinking they are branches, causing them to fall to their death.
    Suggested by   @dfly
  24. I TAKE MINE BACK!!! This is the one I tell at parties all the time according to my husband: HUMANS ABILITY TO SMILE EVOLVED FROM PRIMATES' "FEAR FACE"
    Primates would flash their teeth as a sign of aggression when meeting another primate in order to establish dominance. It evolved into a submissive greeting over time...so it's essentially a reflexive expression out of nervousness...which I relate to v v much!
    Suggested by   @ameliaville
  25. House cats are among the 100 worst invasive species and are considered one of the biggest threats to ecologies.
    From a book I'm reading about the common house cat. I still love them though!! 😻
    Suggested by   @barefootmeds
  26. Buffaloes
    "Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo" is a grammatically correct sentence.
    Suggested by   @ShelbyGeidner
  27. Pigs have the same level of intelligence as dolphins. You can legit teach them to read.
    Enjoy your Christmas hams!
    Suggested by   @gremlin
  28. There's more protein in an ounce of broccoli than in an ounce of steak
    If you couldn't tell, I'm vegetarian
    Suggested by   @JAFred97