Well, it is too early to go to bed, but too late to start anything of substance, thus I'm bored right now. I have since confronted this boredom by googling "interesting facts". This link popped up, and here are some of the highlights.
Dueling is legal in Paraguay as long as both parties are registered blood donors.
The Eisenhower interstate system requires that one mile in every five must be straight. These straight sections are usable as airstrips in times of war or other emergencies.
Until 1965, driving was done on the left-hand side on roads in Sweden. The conversion to right-hand was done on a weekday at 5pm. All traffic stopped as people switched sides. This time and day were chosen to prevent accidents where drivers would have gotten up in the morning and been too sleepy to realize that this was the day of the changeover.
A Saudi Arabian woman can get a divorce if her husband doesn't give her coffee.
It was discovered on a space mission that a frog can throw up. The frog throws up its stomach first, so the stomach is dangling out of its mouth. Then the frog uses its forearms to dig out all of the stomach's contents and then swallows the stomach back down again.
101 Dalmatians and Peter Pan (Wendy) are the only two Disney cartoon features with both parents that are present and don't die throughout the movie.
315 entries in Webster's Dictionary will be misspelled.
A cockroach can live several weeks with its head cut off.
In the last 4000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.
In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.
The first toilet ever seen on television was on "Leave It To Beaver."
The longest word in the English language, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis. The only other word with the same amount of letters is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconioses, its plural.
The three best-known western names in China: Jesus Christ, Richard Nixon, and Elvis Presley.
More Monopoly money is printed in a year, than real money printed throughout the world.
"Stewardesses" is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.
I do not attest to the truth of each statement, but they were what I found most interesting.
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