There is not one letter “q” in any US state name, the only letter in the alphabet to be missing. “J” and “z” are only represented once each, in New Jersey and Arizona.
It’s impossible to hum while holding your nose.
There are no muscles in your fingers: Their function is controlled by muscles in your palms and arms.
The green code in The Matrix was actually created from symbols in the code designer’s wife’s sushi cookbook.
Muppet Miss Piggy, Sesame Street puppet Cookie Monster, and Star Wars Character Yoda have one thing in common: They are all voiced by actor Frank Oz.
The most common wild bird in the world isn’t the sparrow or blue jay—it’s the red-billed quelea, which live in Africa and have an estimated population of 1.5 billion.
Wombats are the only animal whose poop is cube-shaped. This is due to how its intestines form the feces. The animals then stack the cubes to mark their territory.
Ed note: It is rumored that one human being rolls his into a ball. It is not known if it is to mark his territory.
The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity is an engineering marvel. It is the first lightweight helicopter designed to fly in the atmosphere of another planet. The Martian atmosphere is much thinner than on Earth. Temperatures on Mars get as low as -130 degrees Fahrenheit. The first flight is scheduled to take place this week.
The Earl of Sandwich, John Montagu, who lived in the 1700s, reportedly invented the sandwich so he wouldn’t have to leave his gambling table to eat.
Sliced bread was first manufactured by machine and sold in the 1920s by the Chillicothe Baking Company in Missouri.