Fun Facts That Will Amaze You

I’m so glad you enjoy the weekend tradition of Fun Facts. I learn something new each week, even if it’s weird. I love hearing your comments! 

In Canada, Santa’s postal code is H0H 0H0.

One of the NBA’s top scorers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar made only one 3-point shot his entire 20-year career.

The Eiffel Tower was initially considered to be an eyesore. Its usefulness as a radio tower saved it from being dismantled in 1909.

Reading rewires your brain for higher intelligence and empathy.

The word “parakeet” literally means “long tail.”

A “griggle” is an apple left on the tree because its too small to pick.

The chess term “checkmate” is from a 14th-century Arabic phrase, “shah mat,” meaning “the king is helpless.”

A “cama” is the hybrid offspring of a camel and a llama.

Someone who suffers from “anatidaephobia” believes that somewhere, somehow a duck or goose is constantly watching them.

The word “everywhen” means all the time or always.

Have Fun,

Melinda

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