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  • Queen Elizabeth is no longer Lord High Admiral of The Royal Navy because she gave the title to her husband as a 90th birthday present.

 

  • Michelin stars only go to three, one being “very good,” two being “worth a detour” and three “worth a special trip.”

 

  • In 1600, a volcano eruption in Peru killed approximately 2 million in Russia.

 

  • In 1996, a man broke into a New Zealand radio station, held the manager hostage, and his demand was for the station to play “Rainbow Connection“ by Kermit The Frog nonstop.

 

  • Under the Geneva Convention, it’s  a war crime to change another country’s weather.

 

  • Patrick from Spongebob Squarepants is portrayed as dim witted and lacking common sense because starfish do not have brains.
  • A large number of major luxury sunglasses and prescription glasses brands, including Chanel, Ray-Ban, Versace, Giorgio Armani, Prada, and Burberry are manufactured by a single Italian Company called Luxottica.

 

  • The Sami people of Northern Finland have a unit of measure called the ‘Poronkusema’ - the distance a reindeer can walk before needing to urinate.

 

  • The modern-day hoodie was invented in the 1930s by Knickerbocker Knitting Company, which eventually became the brand ‘Champion.’

 

  • The Catalina Wine Mixer from Step Brothers was not a real thing when the movie was made but has since become a real event because of the movie.

 

                Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.

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