Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • On average, the depth of the ocean is around 2.5 miles, or four kilometers.
  • We've yet to explore 95 percent of the oceans.
  • In the southern hemisphere, hurricanes rotate in a clockwise direction, and in the northern hemisphere they rotate in a counter-clockwise direction. This is due to what's called the Coriolis Force, produced by the Earth's rotation.
  • Mozart sold more CDs in 2016 than Beyoncé.
  • The only member of ZZ Top who doesn't have a beard is Frank Beard.
  • The word for the day after tomorrow: "overmorrow."
  • The "You Are Here" location on maps is called an ideo locator.
  • The part of your neck where the hair begins is called the niddick.
  • The only city in the world to be located on two continents is Istanbul, Turkey.
  • The National Commission on Sleep Disorders estimates that 60 million Americans are chronically sleep deprived.


            Facts from Sean McVeigh, factologist.