One of the most awesome aspects of the Internet has got to be the fact that every single one of us learns something new every day from it. Whether it’s the name of an incredible artist that you read about via our blog, or it’s some info on a website of a band you really love, there’s always something interesting out there. With that in mind, take a look at these 10 facts you probably didn’t know and be sure to impress your friends and family with your new-found knowledge!
‘Twinkies’ originally had a banana cream filling right up until WWII when the fruit was rationed. The company then began to use vanilla which everyone loved more than the original flavor!
In the event of the death of the Queen of England, the BBC will not air any comedy shows for 12 whole days.
Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story about four sailors lost at sea who eventually ate their cabin boy, Richard Parker. A few years afterward, Poe’s story became a reality when a yacht sank and the four survivors ate the cabin boy who was named, you guessed it, Richard Parker! Spooky.
The term ‘junkie’ was coined in the 1900s as a term for heroin addicts who collected, and sold, scrap metal to raise money to fund their addiction!
The entire original ‘Super Mario Bros.’ game was only 40 kilobytes in size. That’s smaller than the image below!
Bizarrely, cats can become so addicted to tuna that they’ll refuse to eat anything else!
Armadillos are the only mammals with shells!
A squid brain is the shape of a donut, and the esophagus runs straight through it! Does this mean if a squid eats something enormous it could give itself brain damage?!
Dolphins give each other names, which they will also answer to!
The longest ever prison sentence was over 140,000 years!