Play-Doh was originally designed as a wallpaper cleaner.
Complete lyrics to the world’s shortest song, “You Suffer” by British grindcore band Napalm Death:
“You suffer–but why?”
It’s 1.316 seconds long, and band often performs it live.
Discontinued merit badges:
- Clerk (1911)
- Horseman (1911)
- Seaman (1911)
- Mining (1937)
- Airplane Design (1952)
- Blacksmithing (1952)
- Cement Work (1952)
- Foundry Practice (1952)
- Soil Management (1952)
- Stalking (!) (1952)
- Wood Turning (1952)
- Farm Home and Its Planning (1959)
- Dairying (1975)
- Pigeon Raising (1980)
- Rabbit Raising (1993)
- Agribusiness (1995)
- Beekeeping (1995)
What did the Boy Scout say when he’d fixed the pager? “Beep repaired.”
In 1887, president Grover Cleveland welcomed an old friend to the White House. Weary of the office, he said to the man’s 5-year-old son, “My little man, I am making a strange wish for you. It is that you may never be president of the United States.”
The boy was Franklin Roosevelt.
The Playboy Mansion is the only private residence in Los Angeles with a fireworks permit.
Individually and as a band, the Beatles have appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone more than 30 times.
Donald Duck’s license plate number is 313.
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.