There is common knowledge and there is not-so-common knowledge. I hope you feel as enlightened as I did after learning these facts.


1. The amount of pressure used to bite a carrot is the same amount that can bite a finger off.

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Our brains just won't let us do it.

2. Pirates wore eye patches so that they could easily adapt to see in the dark.

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It really wasn't just because their eye was missing.

3. The current U.S. flag was designed by a high schooler, Robert Heft, for a school project and he got a B- on it.

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Don't worry, he got an A when it was chosen to be the country's flag.

4. Nobody for sure knows the inventor of the fire hydrant. The patent was burned in a fire.

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What a coincidence.

5. February used to be the last month of the year.

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There also was a February 30th.

6. Banana flavored things don't taste like the bananas we know because the flavor is based off a banana that got wiped out by a plague.

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The 1950's must have had one heck of a plague going around.

7. Interrobang is the name for this "!?" punctuation mark.

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There really is a name for everything.

8. A group of pandas is called an embarrassment.

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This isn't some kind of bad joke or insult, a group is literally an embarrassment of pandas.

9. Oklahoma's state vegetable is watermelon.

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Yes, watermelon is a fruit. The state fruit spot is taken by strawberry.

10. The youngest pope was 11 years old.

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He must have been mature for his age.

11. Most cruise ships have their own morgue.

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Very considerate of them.

If you knew more than one of these facts already, I am truly impressed. I'm sure you're a hit during trivia night.