George Washington Had One Heck of a Garden!

- by Denise Dietz

Here are some fun facts that you might (or might not) be able to use in your books, blogs and emails:

1]  A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and no one knows why.

2]  A whale’s penis is called a dork.

3]  An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.

4]  A rat can survive longer without water than a camel.

5]  A “jiffy” is a unit of time representing 1/100th of a second.

6]  Both Hitler and Napoleon were missing one testicle.

7]  George Washington grew marijuana in his garden.

8]  Daniel Boone detested coonskin caps. (My guess is that Disney and Fess Parker didn’t!)

9]  In the 40s the Bich pen was changed to Bic for fear that Americans would pronounce it “Bitch.”

10]  A barnacle has the largest penis of any other animal in the world in relation to its size.

11]  It is illegal to be a prostitute in Siena, Italy, if your name is Mary. (Take that all you authors who have set your books in Siena and named your prostitute Mary!)

12]  Dr. Seuss and Kurt Vonnegut went to college together. They were in the same fraternity, where Seuss decorated the frat house with drawings of his characters.

13]  On April 15, 1912, the SS Titanic sank on her maiden voyage and over 1,500 people died. Fourteen years earlier a novel was published by Morgan Robertson. The book described a ship the same size as the Titanic which crashes into an iceberg on its maiden voyage on a misty April night. The name of Robertson’s fictional ship was the Titan.

Now. . .who can add a fun fact?


  1. A pigs orgasm lasts for 30 minutes.

  2. Wow, interesting facts there which I didn’t know.

  3. amazing stuff thanx I appreciate your contribution