You should learn something new every day. Here are 15 options for today's something.
- •In 1992 a shipment of nearly 30,000 rubber ducks fell overboard on their way to the U.S. from Hong Kong. In the decades since, the toys have served as unintentional educators, providing information to scientists about ocean currents.
- •Female bats give birth while hanging upside down, catching the baby in their wings as it drops.
- •Leonard Maltin's complete review of the 1948 film 'Isn't It Romantic?': "No."
- •The USDA allows the term "wyngz" for wing-like chicken products that contain no wing meat.
- •Before he wrote 'Jaws,' Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
- •The sum of all the numbers on a roulette wheel is 666.
- •Presidential retreat Camp David is named after Dwight Eisenhower’s grandson.
- •There really was a Dr. Scholl. Podiatrist William Mathias Scholl was born in Indiana.
- •The Rhodes Scholar program is named for De Beers founder Cecil Rhodes.
- •There are 293 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar.
- •The ZIP in ZIP Code stands for Zone Improvement Plan.
- •Facebook engineers originally wanted to call the "Like" button the "Awesome" button.
- •Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh played Screech's cousin on 'Saved by the Bell: The New Class.'
- •Quentin Tarantino played an Elvis impersonator on 'The Golden Girls.'
- •A baby can cost new parents 750 hours of sleep in the first year.