Some Fun and Amusing Facts

Enjoy these fun and amusing facts from www.dailyfacts.org:

  1. The concept of Boxing Day, which is on December 26th, was to give boxes of food and clothing to the poor. It is now viewed in some countries as a time to get merchandise from stores at reduced prices.

  2. The company “Sony” was originally called “Totsuken.” They felt the name “Sony” would be easier to pronounce. The name was invented by a cross between the name “sonus” and “sonny.” The name sound and sonic are derived. Sonny was used to represent a young man or boy, which would show a energetic young company.

  3. The colours yellow, red, and orange are used in fast food restaraunts because those are the colours that stimulate hunger.

  4. The colour blue has a calming effect. It causes the brain to release calming hormones.

  5. The coliseum in Rome was used regularly for about 400 years.

  6. The coconut is the largest seed in the world.

  7. The Coca Cola company offers more than 300 different beverages.

  8. The CN Tower, in Toronto, is the tallest freestanding structure in the world with a height of about 553 metres.

  9. The clown fish has the ability to change its sex. If a breeding female dies, the male fish will change its sex and mate with another male.

  10. The city of Tokyo was originally called Edo.

  11. The city of Seoul has been the capital city of Korea for more than 600 years.

  12. The city of Nottingham in England was the first city to have Braille signs (signs for the blind) in its shopping malls for the blind.

  13. The city of Las Vegas has the most hotel rooms in the world.

  14. The city of Chicago has the only post office in the world where you can drive your car through.

  15. The citric acid found in lemon juice is said to be able to dissolve a pearl

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