McDonald’s once made bubblegum-flavored broccoli

Some fungi create zombies, then control their minds

The first oranges weren’t orange

There’s only one letter that doesn’t appear in any U.S. state name

A cow-bison hybrid is called a “beefalo”

Johnny Appleseed’s fruits weren’t for eating

Scotland has 421 words for “snow”

Samsung tests phone durability with a butt-shaped robot

The “Windy City” name has nothing to do with Chicago weather

Peanuts aren’t technically nuts

Armadillo shells are bulletproof

Firefighters use wetting agents to make water wetter

The longest English word is 189,819 letters long

“Running amok” is a medically recognized mental condition

Octopuses lay 56,000 eggs at a time

Cats have fewer toes on their back paws

Kleenex tissues were originally intended for gas masks

Blue whales eat half a million calories in one mouthful

That tiny pocket in jeans was designed to store pocket watches

Turkeys can blush

Most Disney characters wear gloves to keep animation simple

The man with the world’s deepest voice can make sounds humans can’t hear

The current American flag was designed by a high school student

Cows don’t have upper front teeth

Thanks to 3D printing, NASA can basically “email” tools to astronauts

Only a quarter of the Sahara Desert is sandy

Bananas grow upside-down

There were active volcanoes on the moon when dinosaurs were alive

Dogs sniff good smells with their left nostril

Avocados were named after reproductive organs

T. S. Eliot wore green makeup

The word “fizzle” started as a type of fart

You only have two body parts that never stop growing

No number before 1,000 contains the letter A

The # symbol isn’t officially called hashtag or pound

The French have their own name for a “French kiss”

You can thank the Greeks for calling Christmas “Xmas”

Movie trailers originally played after the movie

Mercedes invented a car controlled by joystick

The U.S. government saved every public tweet from 2006 through 2017

H&M actually does stand for something

Theodore Roosevelt had a pet hyena

Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch

The CIA headquarters has its own Starbucks, but baristas don’t write names on the cups

Giraffe tongues can be 20 inches long

There’s only one U.S. state capital without a McDonald’s

Europeans were scared of eating tomatoes when they were introduced

Humans aren’t the only animals that dream

The inventor of the microwave appliance only received $2 for his discovery

The Eiffel Tower can grow more than six inches during the summer

Glitter was made on a ranch

Creature is a vegetarian

Medical errors are a top cause of death

Sloths have more neck bones than giraffes

Bees can fly higher than Mount Everest

Ancient Egyptians used dead mice to ease toothaches

Paint used to be stored in pig bladders

Humans have jumped further than horses in the Olympics

The Terminator script was sold for $1

Pigeon poop is the property of the British Crown

Onions were found in the eyes of an Egyptian mummy

Abraham Lincoln was a bartender

Beethoven never knew how to multiply or divide

Japan released sushi-inspired KitKats

The word aquarium means “watering place for cattle” in Latin

An espresso maker was sent into space in 2015

An employee at Pixar accidentally deleted a sequence of Toy Story 2 during production

Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ron Wayne started Apple Inc. on April Fools’ Day

The inventor of the tricycle personally delivered two to Queen Victoria

Your brain synapses shrink while you sleep

A waffle iron inspired one of the first pairs of Nikes

Boars wash their food

Baseball umpires used to sit in rocking chairs

The first commercial passenger flight lasted only 23 minutes

The world’s first novel ends mid-sentence

The French-language Scrabble World Champion doesn’t speak French

A woman called the police when her ice cream didn’t have enough sprinkles

Uncle Ben’s rice was airdropped to World War II troops

The British Empire was the largest empire in world history

South American river turtles talk in their eggs

Penicillin was first called “mold juice”

The first stroller was pulled by a goat

May 20, 1873, is the “birthday” of blue jeans

170-year-old bottles of champagne were found at the bottom of the Baltic Sea

The MGM lion roar is trademarked

Neil Armstrong’s hair was sold in 2004 for $3,000

Irish bars used to be closed on St. Patrick’s Day

Nikola Tesla hated pearls

Thomas Edison is the reason you love cat videos

Brad Pitt suffered an ironic injury on a film set

Pregnancy tests date back to 1350 BCE

Martin Luther King Jr. got a C in public speaking

Bananas glow blue under black lights

Bees can make colored honey

Wimbledon tennis balls are kept at 68 degrees Fahrenheit

Adult cats are lactose intolerant

Albert Einstein’s eyeballs are in New York City

The Pope can’t be an organ donor

A one-armed player scored the winning goal in the first World Cup

The world’s oldest toy is a stick