Awesome Amazeness!

Check out these amazing facts. Some are incredible and some are strange but all are true.

Athens, Georgia is home to the world’s largest cummerbund.

The São Tomé Shrew has two divergent digestive tracts, therefore two anuses.

Maury Povich trained at the Sorbonne.

Dominos Pizza will not deliver to the thirteenth floor of a building.

Cartoonist Jim Davis originally conceived Garfield as a turtle.

Taylor Lautner has opposable pinkie toes.

Aside from Pac-Man, other 1980s cereals derived from toys include Teddy Ruxpin, Gremlins, Madballs and Rubik’s Cube.

The town of Poughkeepsie, New York has more mortuaries per capita than any place in the United States.

Songwriter Lee Hazelwood penned These Boots Are Made For Walkin’ as a Civil Rights anthem.

Duncan Toys gives a solid gold yo-yo to any employee that retires after 35 years with the company.

Genealogical researchers have proven that Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the first climbers to summit Mount Everest, were sixth cousins.

In Norse mythology, the god Odin plucked the Earth out of his eye socket, hence the name “Odin One-Eye.”

In 1983, PETA asked Peter Gabriel to change the name of his song “Shock the Monkey” to “Love the Monkey.”

In early drafts of the Curious George books, The Man in the Yellow Hat was called Adolf but the name was dropped by H. A. and Margaret Rey when World War II broke out.

Statistically speaking, a brunette is 10 times more likely to win the Miss Universe pageant, while a blonde is three times more likely to win the Miss America pageant.

When introduced by Mattel in 1961, the Ken doll was supposed to be Barbie’s brother.

When the Beatles arrived at Kennedy in 1964, all air traffic had to be diverted because of the plane’s inability to taxi off the runway due to the thousands of teenagers who swarmed the airport to greet the band.

A New Zealand parrot named Pierre has correctly predicted every FIFA World Cup champion since 1986.

In 1968, presidential candidate Richard Nixon appeared on the cover of Tiger Beat magazine.

During the Korean War, PEP comics inspired teens to enlist by having Archie and Jughead join the army.

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s favorite meal is SPAM and baked beans.

The original designer of the Hot Wheels brand of toy cars could not drive.

Dunkin Donuts has sold more doughnuts than McDonald’s has sold Big Macs.

The only non-humans selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year were the Earth, the computer and the pet rock.

Casey Kasem is twentieth in line to the Bahrain royal throne.

According to the FDA, bacon legally doesn’t have to be pork.


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