The woman who made cannabis brownies famous by baking and distributing them to AIDS patients was actually called Mary Jane.

Dumbo was the first Disney animated feature set in America.

The Eskimo kiss –rubbing noses– is not a kiss. It’s called a “kunik” and is an expression of affection, usually from an adult to its child. The Inuit kiss on the lips like everyone else.

Notre Dame, one of Paris’ oldest edifices, was almost demolished in the 19th century and was only saved by Victor Hugo, who planted it back in the public’s hearts and consciousness through his novel.

The rubber tree isn’t the only plant with rubbery sap, but it is the only one that produces more latex each time it is cut because the wound stimulates its rate of photosynthesis.

If you tickle a rat every day, it’ll start laughing as soon as it sees you.

Dendrophilia is the sexual arousal from trees.

Perrier water and its competitor San Pellegrino are both owned by the same company, Nestle.

The highest rates of atheism occur in nations where citizens have high economic and political stability.

The Empire State building gets hit by lightning about 23 times per year.

Canada is just 1.5% larger in land than the U.S.A.

The ukulele was not invented in Hawaii but rather in the Portuguese Island of Madeira.

Japan’s criminal courts have a 99% conviction rate.

The world record for the most naked people on a rollercoaster is 102.

It costs less that $1 a year to keep your smartphone charged up.

Researchers from NASA say the perfect nap lasts for 26 minutes.

Billionaire oil tycoon J. Paul Getty installed a pay phone at his mansion for guests to use so that he would not be billed for their calls.

 

The world’s first weather map, published in The Times on 1st April 1875, gave the weather for the previous day.

Feudal Japan lords purposely built homes with squeaky floors as a defensive measure against ninjas.

The German Chocolate Cake was named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German, not the country of Germany.