Ten Random Facts
Happy hour, the American term referring to a cocktail hour or period at a bar or pub when drinks are served at reduced prices with free snacks, has been in existence since about 1960.
Rembrandt's last name was van Rijn.
Edmond Hoyle, an alleged English barrister, codified the rules to Whist, the predecessor to Bridge. The game became so popular that entire clubs were devoted to it in eighteenth-century London.
The average llama weighs 375 pounds.
France had the first supermarket in the world. It was started by relatives of the people who started the Texas Big Bear supermarket chain.
Penicillin causes about 300 deaths in the United States every year.
In the NHL in the 1960ís, the league decided that home teams would wear white, while visiting teams would wear their dark jerseys. The reasoning behind this was that it would be more difficult to keep white uniforms clean while on the road.
If you went out into space, you would explode before you suffocated because there's no air pressure.
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