A group of toads is called a knot. source
Commonplace Fun Facts
The first written language, cuneiform, had about 3,000 characters. It was developed by the Sumerians around 3100 BC. source
Buckingham Palace’s 775 rooms include 78 bathrooms, 92 offices, 52 royal and guest bedrooms and 188 staff bedrooms. source
Author Ernest Hemingway was an accomplished fisherman. He caught 7 marlins in one day — a world record at the time. Some of his techniques were not very sportsmanlike, however, such […]
If a baby stork is unhappy with how it is being reared, it will leave its nest and choose another, to be adopted by the new family.
Backpfeifengesicht is a German word referring to a face badly in need of a fist.
You may not have used the word before, but it’s quite likely that you have experienced it. Shemomedjamo is a Georgian word for when you’re really full, but you can’t stop eating because […]
The very first email message was sent by Ray Tomlinson in 1969 between two computers run by the US Defense Department. The message was supposed to say “LOG”, but the computer crashed […]
A mole can dig a tunnel 300 feet long in just one night.
Mosquitoes prefer to bite children over adults and blondes over brunettes. No one knows why.
Some ribbon worms will eat themselves if they can find nothing else to eat. Amazingly, they can eat up to 95% of their bodies and survive.
Allodoxaphobia is the fear of opinions.
Wolves do not make good guard dogs because they are naturally afraid of the unfamiliar and will hide from visitors rather than bark at them.
Admiral David Farragut is remembered for famously shouting “Damn the torpedoes!” in the Civil War’s Battle of Mobile Bay. Earlier in life, he was given command of a captured British ship during […]