Random Facts #6

  • D-Day meant the British, American, French, Dutch, Poles, and Norwegians and more than four thousand ships brought 156,000 troops to Europe’s shore to fight the Nazis.
  • Iceland consumes more Coca Cola than any other countries.
  • The military often uses ghost peppers in smoke bombs.
  • The “I’m king if the world” line from the movie, Titanic, was improvised.
  • Canada has more lakes than any other country.
  • The difference between a coffin and a casket is that a coffin is tapered and six-sided, and a casket is rectangular in shape.
  • Croissant were invented in Austria.
  • Sunflowers can help clean radioactive soil, and were used to clean up radioactive materials left by nuclear sites in the Ukraine, Japan, and Ohio.
  • Noppera-bō is a faceless yokai from Japanese mythology.
  • Iceland does not have a railway system.
  • The first jockey recorded to ever win a race after death was in 1923 when he suffered a fatal heart attack while riding.
  • The Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters.
  • French fries are originally created in Belgium.
  • Germany borders 9 other countries.
  • Vanilla is the most popular ice cream flavor in the US.
  • There are more sheep in New Zealand Than people.(70 million sheep and 4 million people)
  • The smallest bird in the world is the “bee hummingbird”.
  • The yo yo use to be a weapon used for hunting.
  • Canada has a lot of doughnut shops.
  • It use to be illegal to slam you car door in Switzerland.

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