Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • E There are 292 ways to make change for a U.S. dollar using half dollars, quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies.


  • E Beethoven went out of his way to ensure his morning coffee was made with exactly 60 beans per cup.


  • E Goosebumps are actually caused by small muscles called the arrector pili.


  • The venom of the Australia’s eastern brown snake is so powerful only 1/14,000th of an ounce is enough to kill a human.


  • E Six American flags have been placed on the Moon by the Apollo crews 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17.


  • E The first recorded economic bubble was for tulip bulbs in the Dutch Republic in the 1630s.


  • No one knows what Einstein’s last words were because the night nurse who was caring for him couldn’t understand German.


  • Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of pie in 1644, declaring it a pagan form of pleasure. For 16 years, pie eating and making went underground until the Restoration leaders lifted the ban on pie in 1660.


            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.