Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • Australia has more than 10,000 beaches. You could visit a new location every day for more than 27 years!
  • It was Nicholas Cage who first advised Johnny Depp to pursue a career in acting, during the mid 1980's.
  • The directors of the film Despicable Me actually wrote their own language for the Minions called Minionese.
  • There is an uninhabited island in the Bahamas known as Pig Beach, which is populated entirely by swimming pigs.
  • Hawaii's state flag is the only U.S. state flag to feature the Union Jack on it.
  • Approximately 1,000,000 dogs in the U.S. are named as the heirs of their owners' wills.
  • In 2012, Afghan Taliban Commander Mohammed Ashan turned himself in to local authorities, trying to claim the $100 reward prize he had seen on a poster for his arrest.
  • The organization "Cult Awareness Network" once listed Scientology as its #1 Most Dangerous Cult. Scientology then sued the Cult Awareness Network and bought them out in a hostile takeover.
  • As of May 2015, 2.3 million Americans still subscribe to AOL Dial Up Internet.
  • 2013 was the first year since 1987 to feature four different numbers.


Facts provided by Sean McVeigh.


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