10 More Strange But True Facts

1. 3 billion Pez bricks are consumed annually in the United States. That is almost as many bricks as you’ll find at a Los Angeles Lakers game.

2. Until 1988, passports in England included physical descriptions of distinguishing features. I bet Jim with the big nose and Cindy with the weird thing on her neck were happy about that.

3. Issac Newton’s original name for calculus was “the science of fluents and fluxions.” I’m guessing Newton would have been a big fan of the movie Flubber.

4. Graham crackers were invented by Presbyterian minister Sylvester Graham as a health food used to curb one’s sexual appetite. Makes you think of s’mores in a whole new light.

5. Tears from sadness contain actual toxins that tears of joy do not. I am not sure if that makes me want to smile or if it scares the heck out of me.

6. Back in the 1800’s, a gentleman would propose by sending his loved one a pair of new gloves. If she wore these gloves to church on the next Sunday, this signified her acceptance. And if she didn’t wear them to church, I assume the guy would run out and buy some graham crackers.

7. In Wales, a man would propose by carving a wooden spoon and giving it to his girlfriend. If she wore the spoon on a ribbon around her neck, this constituted her acceptance of his proposal. Seems like it would be easier just to ask her in person.

8. A flea’s main source of food is something called blood meal. That is the most terrifying thing I’ve learned since I found out that we cry poison when we are sad.

9. Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are stored in a safe deposit box in New York City. Do I hear plot for National Treasure 4???

10. Arizona has a law that states that donkeys cannot sleep in bathtubs. I am sure there is a Trump or Hillary joke in there somewhere. Give me you best joke in the comments section below.