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1. Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing.
2. The symbol on the “pound” key (#) is called an octothorpe.
3. Nutmeg is extremely poisonous if injected intravenously. (Look, mystery writers! A new method!)
4. An ostrich’s eye is bigger than its brain.
5. Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
6. Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.
7. Like fingerprints, everyone’s tongue print is different.
8. The mask used by Michael Meyers in the original Halloween was really Capt. Kirk’s mask painted white.
9. The characters Bert and Ernie on Sesame Street were named after Bert the cop and Ernie the taxi driver in Frank Capra’s “Its A Wonderful Life”.
10. A baby octopus is the size of a flea at birth.
11. The name for Oz in the “Wizard of Oz” was thought up when the creator, Frank Baum, looked at his filing cabinet and saw A-N, and O-Z, hence “Oz.”

Do you have any cool facts to share?


  1. Um... um... Wine is good? :) Seriously, Virginia Woolf wrote all her books standing? Yikes!

  2. The Figthing Artichokes is a for real mascot at Scottsdale Community College. I would hate to see Veg on Veg battle when they meet up with The Fighting Okra from Delta State University.

    So said from an Ohio State Buckeye fan. :)

    Really enjoyed the post today, Tonya!

  3. Interesting! Did you know that Steinbeck wrote screenplays that had nothing to do with his books. One of his scripts was used for Alfred Hitchcocks movie.

  4. Talli, that's what they said! Could you imagine standing all that time??

  5. Hi, Jayne! That's so weird!!! Wonder why they chose those veggies? I'd be torn! I love them both!

  6. No I didn't, Geraldine! That's a great one to add to my collection! Thanks!

  7. Louisa May Alcott's (Jo, in little women) sister Elisabeth (Beth, in Little Women) never lived in Orchard house. She died shortly before the family moved in. Though Louisa wrote her into the story as living in Orchard house.

  8. I never knew any of that!!! Thanks Tonya!!


  9. How fun is this?!'s one:

    Did y'all know that Walt Disney was once fired from a newspaper because he "never had any good ideas"?!

  10. I love this kind of trivia.
    Here's another: The term "leatherneck" -- used for U.S. Marine Corps troops -- originated from the leather band around the neck of old-time uniforms. The leather was to partly protect from sword cuts and sabre slashes.

  11. Well, Julia! I had no clue!!! WOW, just wow!

  12. You're welcome, Monica! I love fun facts!!

  13. Poor Walt! DD, that is some great stuff!! Hind sight!


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