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 ancient Greece, the word for “cook” and “priest,” was the same: “mageiros,” which shares its etymological root with the word “magic.

New Yorkers bite 10 times more people than sharks do worldwide each year.

According to legend, cats were created when a lion on Noah’s ark sneezed and two kittens came out

Knitting acts as a natural antidepressant and can help ease anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. It can also protect the brain from aging.

Candy Land was created 70 years ago to give kids stuck in polio wards a way to vicariously move freely in the pursuit of delights. The original board featured a boy in a leg brace about to walk through starting gate of the game

Just 30 minutes of daily complaining can physically damage your brain. Listening to someone constantly complain also negatively affects brain function.

A German word for nightmare is “alptraum,” which literally means “elf dream.” In German folklore, elves were dangerous figures who could control dreams and create nightmares.

Rocky Road ice cream was originally marketed during the Great Depression as a metaphor for coping with the economic crash

The Titanic‘s chief baker nonchalantly stepped off the stern of the sinking liner and calmly paddled around until he was rescued at dawn. Experts note that he survived the disaster by getting completely drunk.

“Moonglade” is the bright reflection of the moon‘s light on an expanse of water.

Snakes do not have eyelids. Although they cannot close their eyes while they are sleeping, they can close their retinas

Enjoy the humor and try not to laugh too hard like I do each week.

Melinda

 

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