Did you know that your newborn’s first poop can be tested for drugs? It’s true! Meconium, the first bowel movement of an infant, can be analyzed to determine if the mother smoked, drank or used drugs during pregnancy. On a completely different note, although you might not think it, a small Irish football team’s logo is actually in honor of the Ottoman Empire. Drogheda United FC has a logo based on the Ottomans because they smuggled food into Drogheda during the Great Famine. The team even changed their colors from blue and white to red and white in order commemorate this act of kindness. Lastly, did you know that sunflowers are made up hundreds of single-petal flowers? What appear to be “petals” of an individual flower are actually each individual complete ray flowers, and at its center is a dense pack of tiny disc flowers. So a sunflower is basically the Voltron of botany.
Post-It Notes were made during 3M employee’s free time.
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A French soldier was elected king of Sweden.
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“Cars” is a $10 billion movie.
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A dog fought off an escaped jaguar at a Serbian zoo.
An ant from Malaysia attacks enemies by exploding.
A beer flood in 1814 killed eight people.
The International Redhead Day festival is held every year in the Netherlands.
The Pandora CEO says he didn’t know it was illegal to not pay employees.
The term “boycott” comes from an English landlord that the Irish told to f off.
Nearly 200,000 gold bars and more wealth was shipped from the UK to Canada.
A sunflower is made up of hundreds of single-petal flowers.
An Irish football team made their logo in gratitude to the Ottomans.
Evidence of a mother’s drug and alcohol abuse can be found in her infant’s first poop.