- 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?