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Facts You Probably don’t Need

  • In Spanish, the word “esposas” means both “wives” and “handcuffs.”

 

  • In 2014, a pair of underpants, donated by the Mayor of Brussels, was stolen from the Brussels Underpants Museum.

 

  •  “West Side Story” was originally called “East Side Story”.

 

  • The earliest known recipe for macaroni and cheese dates back to 14th century England.

 

  • Penguinone, an organic chemical compound, got its name from the fact that its molecular structure resembles a penguin.

 

  • “Biweekly” means both “twice a week” and “every two weeks.”

 

  • There is an island called Just Enough Room Island located in northern NY at the Canadian-U.S. border on the St. Lawrence River. There is just enough room on the island for a house, a tree, and some shrubs.

 

  • In 1644, Oliver Cromwell banned the eating of minced pies declaring it a pagan form of pleasure.

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