75 Super Obscure Facts That Everyone Will Think You’re A Hilarious Genius For Knowing

26. The “hashtag” key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.

27. The Declaration of Independence was written on hemp paper.

28. Alaska law says that you can’t look at a moose from an airplane.

29. A duck’s quack doesn’t echo, and nobody can figure out why.

30. In 1993, the entire city of San Francisco voted about whether a police officer was allowed to carrying a ventriloquist’s dummy called Brendan O’Smarty while on patrol. He was.

31. What is called a “French kiss” in the English speaking world is known as an “English kiss” in France.

32. The Romans used to clean and whiten their teeth with urine. Apparently it works?

33. Minnie Mouse full name is Minerva Mouse.

34. In Georgia, it is against the law to slap a man on the back or front.

35. There are more plastic flamingos in the U.S, than real ones!

36. At any one time about 0.7% of the world’s population is drunk.

37. 315 entries in Webster’s Dictionary were misspelled.

38. There is a hotel in Sweden built entirely out of ice; it is rebuilt every year.

39. Crocodile poop used to be used as contraception.

40. Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.

41. Sherlock Holmes NEVER actually said, “Elementary, my dear Watson.”

42. Glassdoor discovered that roughly 10% of people had had sex at work.

43. Deer can’t eat hay. Why? No idea.

44. King Henry VIII slept with a gigantic axe beside him.

45. Ancient Egyptian priests would pluck every hair from their bodies.

46. For every non-porn webpage, there are five porn pages.

47. Post-death, Napoléon Bonaparte’s penis was removed from body during autopsy, displayed on a museum, and sold for $2,700 in the 1970s.

48. The Falkland Isles has over 700000 sheep (350 per person).

49. M&M’s actually stands for “Mars & Murrie’s,” the last names of the candy’s founders.

50. There really was a Captain Morgan. He was a Welsh pirate who later became the lieutenant governor of Jamaica.

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