Fun Facts

  • The largest toy distributor in the world is McDonald’s.
  • 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.”
  • Most elephants weigh less than the tongue of the blue whale.
  • The animal (insect) responsible for the most human deaths worldwide is the mosquito.
  • The first football player on a Wheaties box was Walter Payton
  • William Henry Harrison served the shortest presidency. Harrison delivered the longest inaugural address, and was the first president to die in office, about 32 days after elected. On March 4, he gave a 105 minute speech and did not wear an overcoat or hat. He developed pneumonia and died in the White House exactly one month after giving his speech, on April 4.
  • “Stewardesses” is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand.

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