Facts You Probably don’t Need

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  • It would take 84 years to sleep in every bed in the hotels at Disney World if you slept in each bed for one night.
  • In Switzerland, it is illegal to flush your toilet after 10 p.m.
  • Originally introduced to prevent train delays, kissing on French platforms is technically against the law.
  • Grant Wood, the artist behind the famous American Gothic painting, was inspired to pursue a career in art after placing third in a Crayola crayon drawing contest at 14 years old.
  • Seeing-eye dogs are trained to poop on command, so that their vision impaired owners can easily clean up after them.
  • The Hulk was originally supposed to be gray but due to ink problems he ended up the green we know and love today.
  • The disappearance of Saturday morning cartoons is due to an FCC mandate requiring networks to air educational programming on Saturday mornings. Many networks abandoned cartoons altogether for news programming.
  • When asked what his IQ was, Stephen Hawking said, "I have no idea. People who boast about their IQ are losers."
  • North Korea is the only country to have been caught cheating at the International Mathematical Olympiad. Twice.
  • The first President of Zimbabwe was called President Banana.

 

                Facts by Sean McVeigh, facto­logist.

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