Interesting Facts of Useless Knowledge
-According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. Offenders could be hanged for trying.
-Armadillos have four babies at a time and they are always all the same sex.
-Armored knights raised their visors to identify themselves when they rode past their king. This custom has become the modern military salute.
-Gilligan of Gilligan’s Island had a first name that was only used once, on the never-aired pilot show. His first name was Willy. The skipper’s real name on Gilligan’s Island is Jonas Grumby. It was mentioned once in the first episode on their radio’s newscast about the wreck.
-Giraffes have no vocal cords.
-Maine is the only state whose name is just one syllable.
-Many hamsters only blink one eye at a time.
-Mel Blanc (the voice of Bugs Bunny) was allergic to carrots.