Did you know that Columbus was the first European to try peppers? That's right - and they're named so because of Christopher Columbus. He visited the Caribbean and thought they tasted like black pepper (the spice), so he brought them back home with him. Thus began our love affair with chili peppers, bell peppers, and all kinds of deliciousness. On another note – English cricket great Denis Compton was renowned for his absent-mindedness. In fact, once he arrived at a match without his kitbag and had to use an antique bat from the stadium's museum! And during a celebration in honor of his 70th birthday, guess what happened? His mother called to tell him that he was only 69. Last fun fact for you: the voice of Boo from Monsters, Inc., Mary Gibbs, was just an actual toddler during production. The crew couldn’t get her to sit still and read her lines, so they had her play in the studio while following her around with a mic. And that's how we got one of the most iconic movie characters ever - complete with the most adorable voice imaginable.
Lego made bricks for architects.
Fake smiling will make people literally go out of their minds.
Worker’s comp started in the 18th century.
A retired couple was billed $1 million for starting a forest fire.
A cyclist avoided two separate airplane disasters by chance.
A Sega designer made a switch that messed up one of the games he was working on on purpose.
The Hollywood sign used to be lit up with thousands of bulbs.
Prince's death helped save 2 lives.
Competitive eaters are better if they’re skinny.
Oil in the 1930s was bonkers cheap.
A skydiving instructor used his body as a cushion to save a woman diving with him.
It’s against the law to be drunk in an Alaskan bar.
The voice actress for “Boo” was a real toddler.
A cricket player was renowned for his absent mindedness.