A colony of harvester ants contains the same total number of neurons as a human brain.
The square dance is the official dance of 19 U.S. states.
Buckminster Fuller kept the most comprehensive diary in human history, recording practically everything that happened to him between 1915 and 1983.
The assembled journals take up 270 feet of shelf space.
Alaska is the northernmost, westernmost, and easternmost state — the Aleutian island chain crosses the 180° line of longitude.
The world’s northernmost automatic teller machine is at Longyearbyen, Norway (78°13’N 15°33’E).
The southernmost is at McMurdo Station, Antarctica (77°51’S 166°40’E).
In English, every odd number contains the letter e.
Most common street names in the United States, as of 1993:
- SECOND (10,866)
- THIRD (10,131)
- FIRST (9,898)
- FOURTH (9,190)
- PARK (8,926)
- FIFTH (8,186)
- MAIN (7,644)
- SIXTH (7,283)
- OAK (6,946)
- SEVENTH (6,377)
FIRST isn’t first because it’s often called MAIN instead.
Famous people born on Friday the 13th:
- Don Adams
- Samuel Beckett
- Steve Buscemi
- Fidel Castro
- Julia Louis-Dreyfus
- Thomas Jefferson
- Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen
- Georges Simenon
The fear of this date is called paraskavedekatriaphobia.
The most common birthday in the United States is Oct. 5.
That’s nine months after New Year’s Eve.
C-3PO and R2-D2 are the only characters that survive all six Star Wars movies.