Facts, facts, facts – they really are wonderful things! Start a conversation, keep one going in the event of a lull, or just think to yourself about something cool you read. Facts can do it all. Take them anywhere, from the bar or the gym to outer space or Costco. Share them with friends and family or total strangers. And where is the best place to unload your knowledge on strangers? That’s right, on an airplane, where they have nowhere to go. These travel sized bits of information are great for entertaining the nice person you have to share a flight with. It’s a little interesting somethin somethin to break the ice and pass the time. So here’s a starter, we now finding ourselves seated next to you on this flight through the depths of knowledge: you might not always like what you learn about U.S. presidents, but if you want to know about our 10th president, born in the 18th century, just ask his grandkid.
Africa exists in all four hemispheres.
Green eyes are extremely rare.
Scotland's national animal isn't even real.
Winking at a grocery store clerk would get you free cereal in 1907.
Catnip isn't just for house cats.
The most Irish person wasn't Irish.
There is a senate rule that you can't be mean to each other.
The Macy's Parade balloons used to just be released into the sky.
Benjamin Franklin really looked down on eagles.
Bagpipes were not invented in Scotland.
There is a service to rent guinea pigs.
Theodore Roosevelt's daughter had a pet snake.
Beethoven always used 60 beans to make a cup of coffee.
Baby bats are birthed upside down into their momma's embrace.
The 10th U.S. president's grandson is still alive.