Take it from us: don't eat the plants in Alnwick Castle. The boundaries of the onsite garden are kept behind black iron gates - for good reason. Then again, folks in London once thought they could avoid illness by harnessing the power of farts, so, maybe we should take safety advice out of the UK with a grain of salt. While we’re in London, we should mention that a certain bombastic television host was born in a tube-station-turned-bomb-shelter.
Over in Sweden, though, they seem to have their act together – they’ve figured out how to convert an astounding amount of their garbage into energy. Elsewhere in the world, things have gotten a little unhinged. We’re talking about government-funded sex resorts, and forests full of trees growing in what is irrefutably the wrong direction. Let’s round out our world trivia tour with a riddle: what’s the one letter that doesn’t make an appearance in a single US state?
Andrew Jackson's parrot learned curse words from its owner.
No U.S. state name contains the letter Q.
Brunch was proposed as a Sunday morning hangover cure.
Kermit the frog was first made with Jim Henson's mom's coat.
People used jarred farts to combat the plague.
Female sharks can store sperm to use years afer mating.
"Jaywalker" means "foolish walker."
ZZ Top is known for their beards, except for the guy named Beard.
Sweden is very efficient with their trash.
Polaroid issued a statement in response to "Hey Ya."
Hedonism II was built by the Jamaican government.
The Crooked Forest grows crooked trees.
Jerry Springer was born in a converted tube station.
Alnwick Castle grows poison plants in cages.
Cary Elwes was knocked out on the set of The Princess Bride.