Giant ‘corpse plant’ draws crowds in Southern California

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — The bloom of a giant and stinky Sumatran flower nicknamed the “corpse plant” because it smells like a dead body is drawing huge crowds to a Southern California botanical garden. The bloom of the Amorphophallus titanum plant began Sunday afternoon at the San Diego Botanic Gardens in Encinitas. By Monday morning,…

cosmic year

A cosmic year is the amount of time it takes for the sun to orbit once around the center of the Milky Way Galaxy. One cosmic year is equal to 225-250 million years.

What Is Cenosillicaphobia?

What Is Cenosillicaphobia? Cenosillicaphobia is a real thing and it affects many people. What is it exactly? It is the fear of an empty beer glass.

Pepsi’s Original Name

Pepsi’s Original Name Before Pepsi was called Pepsi, it was originally being sold as “Brad’s Drink.”

Friendship Paradox?

What is the Friendship Paradox? It’s a phenomenon based on the observation that people have less friends/friendships than their friends do. There is even a mathematical equation attached to this belief.

The Spirit of Ecstasy

The Spirit of Ecstasy If you’ve ever seen a Rolls-Royce or seen a picture of one, you know what ‘the spirit of ecstasy’ is. It is the ornament that can be found at front of all Rolls-Royces. It is a woman leaning forward while extending her arms behind her.

What’s A Spaghetto?

What’s A Spaghetto? What is a spaghetto? A spaghetto is what you call a single strand of spaghetti. And now you know.


Who Suffers From Nyctophobia? If you have a fear of the nighttime or of darkness, then you suffer from “Nyctophobia.” Freud was said to believe that the fear of darkness comes from a separation anxiety.

8 Million A Day

8 Million A Day The answer is approximately 8 million. The question is how many lightning bolts strike the planet Earth on a DAILY basis. Do the math, and that comes out to about 3 billion a year.

Koala Bear Fingerprints

Koala Bear Fingerprints What is so unusual about koala bear fingerprints? They are almost identical to human finger prints. Much like chimpanzee finger prints, koala bear fingerprints are the same shape and size and feature similar patters of swirls and lines.

Heaviest Animal

Heaviest Animal The blue whale is the heaviest animal in the world. In addition to reaching lengths of 80 feet long, they also weigh up to 200 tons, or 400,000 lbs.

Eating the Most Cheese

Eating the Most Cheese Who eats the most cheese in the world? The answer is the country of Denmark. They eat cheese at the rate of 28 kg per person (according to 2016 numbers). Iceland came in second place with Finland rounding out the top three.

Most Common Birthday

Most Common Birthday Everyone has a birthday, right? Well it appears that more people have a birthday on September 9. That is the most common birthday in the United States. Birth data also shows that September is the busiest month for babies being born.

Butterfly Tastebuds

Butterfly Tastebuds Butterflies do not have taste buds. They taste with their feet. They stand on their food to get a sense of it and then decide if they want to eat it or not.


Coffee is the world’s second most valuable traded commodity, only behind petroleum

Chickens Can’t Cross the Road

Chickens Can’t Cross the Road There is a place in the United States where chickens can’t cross the road. In the town of Quitman, Georgia, it is illegal for chickens to cross the road. If caught, the chicken owners can be held liable.

Every 13th of August

Every 13th of August Every year on the 13th of August, the world celebrates International Left-Handers Day.

Malabar Giant Squirrel

Malabar Giant Squirrel Found in eastern and southern India, the Malabar giant squirrel is a bright and multicolored squirrel. Also known as an Indian giant squirrel, they can grow to be as long as three feet.

500,000 Security Codes

Fact Of The Day: 500,000 Security Codes Per the Cisco Certifications Facebook page, it’s estimated that the entire world population spends 500,000 hours a day entering passwords or security codes of some sort.

Why Are Lips Red?

Why Are Lips Red? Why do your lips have that natural reddish/pinkish tint to it? That is caused by the blood capillaries that are located just under your lips. The lips are a thinner layer of skin that reflect the color more.

No Spiders

No Spiders If you have a fear of spiders, your next move should be to move to the continent of Antarctica. Why? Because there are no spiders there. It is the ONLY continent where there are no spiders.

The Fear of Flowers

The Fear of Flowers Yes, there are people who suffer from a fear of flowers. The name of this phobia is Anthophobia.

What Do You Call A Group of Flies?

What Do You Call A Group of Flies? A fly is a fly but what is it called when it’s a group of flies? The answer would be a “business” of flies. So next time someone says, “Mind your own business”, what they mean is you should go mind your own flies.

Where Do Potatoes Come From?

Where Do Potatoes Come From? Idaho may be the US capital for potatoes, but the South American country of Peru is the original hometown. Potatoes were first grown by the Inca Indians of Peru around the time of 8000 BC.

World’s Largest Gold Bar

World’s Largest Gold Bar The world’s largest gold bar weighs 250,000 grams or 551.155 lbs. The bar is currently located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. It’s worth is over $10 million.

Smallest Turtle

The Smallest Turtle In 2012, the smallest turtle was born at the Pacific Northwest Turtle Works in Kenmore, Washington. This turtle weighed in at a ‘beefy’ 1.22 grams.

Swimming With Their Eyes Closed

Swimming With Their Eyes Closed Beavers can swim underwater with their eyes closed. Actually, technically speaking, beavers have transparent eyelids that act as goggles, allowing them to see underwater while their eyelids are closed.

What’s A Deepie?

What’s A Deepie? A ‘deepie’ is a 1950s slang term that was given to 3D (three dimensional) films.

600,000 Particles of Skin

Fact Of The Day: 600,000 Particles of Skin It is estimated that humans lose about 600,000 particles of skin every 60 minutes. Do some simple arithmetic and that equates to about 1.5 lbs of dead skin per year.

The CIA and Twitter

The CIA and Twitter Back in 2011, it was calculated that the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) read up to 5 million tweets per day.

Unlucky #17

Unlucky #17 In the country of Italy, the number 13 is not considered bad luck… but the number 17 is!

language dies

Fact-According to National Geographic, researches have estimated that every 14 days a language dies (ceases to be spoken).

Xbox Controllers

Xbox Controllers Controllers from an Xbox game console can now be found on US Navy submarines. Not to play Madden NFL or Assassin’s Creed or any game for that matter, they are being used to control and operate the periscope

Finland and Sweden

Because one country just wasn’t enough, there is a two country golf club! Located in both Finland and Sweden, the Tornio Golf Club is quite the unique golfing experience. The course is divided in half with nine holes on each side. If that wasn’t enough, you can even golf in the snow during the winter…

Bugs Bunny

Bugs Bunny is the beloved rabbit from Warner Bros. Looney Tunes. He first came to life back in 1938. However, did you know that Bugs Bunny wasn’t his original name? It’s true. When he first debuted, Bugs was known as Happy Rabbit.

First to 1 Million

First to 1 Million Currently there are over 300 cities throughout the world that boast a population of 1 million or more. The first city EVER to reach the 1 million mark was Rome, Italy in 133 B.C.

Chile has the lowest divorce rate

Lowest Divorce Rate The country of Chile has the lowest divorce rate among Latin countries. It is worth noting that divorces have only been legal in Chile since 2005.

The First Computer Bug

The First Computer Bug Ever wonder where the term “computer bug” comes from? It came from US Navy Admiral Grace Hopper. She was a computer scientist in 1945. She was working on a computer that was lagging. She fixed it by removing a moth that somehow became stuck inside the computer. The first ever “computer…

Mahatma Gandhi

Fact-He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi never won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Squirrels bury their nuts in the ground. They will also dig fake holes in the ground to trick any potential thieves.


the Hawaiian alphabet has 13 letters


a bear has 42 teeth

lobsters blood

a lobsters blood is colorless but when exposed to oxygen it turns blue


rabbits like licorice


birds need gravity to swallow


the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes


August has the highest percentage of births

Ice Cream

Americas top selling ice cream flavour is vanilla

dust mites

he average bed contains over 6 billion dust mites


there are more chickens than people


56% of typing is completed by your left hand


the word ‘underground is the only word that begins and ends with the letters ‘und’


the word racecar can be spelled the same way backwards

tsnakes stomach

the stomach acids found in a snakes stomach can digest bones and teeth but not fur or hair

Did You Know

Did you know  11% of people are left handed Did you know  August has the highest percentage of births Did you know  unless food is mixed with saliva you can’t taste it Did you know  the average person falls asleep in 7 minutes Did you know  a bear has 42 teeth Did you know  an…