I was unable to check the truthfulness of these, but I found them at the Amazing Fact Generator:
- In 10th-century Burma, King Theinhko ate a farmer’s cucumbers without permission. The farmer killed the king and took the throne.
- A shampoo containing real beer was marketed in the 1970s under the brand name Body On Tap.
- The average life span of a Major League Baseball is 7 pitches.
- Despite the name, catgut was never made out of our feline friends. It was originally made out of sheep intestines.
- At Fatburger, you can order a ‘Hypocrite’ –- a veggie burger topped with crispy strips of bacon.
- In the early stage version of The Wizard of Oz, Dorothy’s faithful companion Toto was replaced by a cow named Imogene.
- Only pharaohs were allowed to eat mushrooms in ancient Egypt.
- Giant squids have been known to feast on baby whales.
- Giraffes have the highest blood pressure of any mammal.
- Scott Joplin’s famous piano song, “Maple Leaf Rag,” was not named for the leaf or for Canada, but for the Maple Leaf Club, a social gathering place in Sedalia, Missouri.
I challenge you to try to work these into conversation today.
Example: Somebody is telling you a story. Regardless of their point say, “Yeah, I know. It’s kind of like what happened to King Theinhko. I guess its true what they say, never mess with a cucumber farmer”.