The back is home to several large muscles. These include the rhomboids (upper back, near the shoulders), latissimus dorsi (“lats” – the muscles behind your armpits that help you pick up things), and spine erectors (the muscles that hold your spine up and feels amazing when you get a massage).
A hallucination can involve any of the five senses: sight, smell, hearing, taste, or touch.
Thomas Jefferson had a speech impediment and was shy to speak. But he was a great writer, and was known as “the pen of the revolution.”
The average American sees 500 advertisements a day.
On average, men have more testosterone, more strength, less body fat, and more hemoglobin in their blood than women. The last is important because it affects how much oxygen an athlete can use per minute.
A snake has no ears but can pick up sound waves with its tongue.
The term “Black Friday” was supposed to persuade people to not go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving. In 1966, the Philadelphia Police Department started referring to it as Black Friday in hopes that it would keep people from adding to the traffic and commotion before the Army-Navy football game that same weekend.
The first Thanksgiving feast in 1621 lasted for three days – and it looked nothing like the “traditional” meal we enjoy. No turkey (which didn’t become popular until the 19thcentury), no corn on the cob (they grew only Indian corn, which is used to make cornmeal), no cranberry sauce (which wasn’t invented until maybe 1670), and no pumpkin pie (though pumpkin may have made an appearance). According to Smithsonian.com, “Wildfowl was there. Corn in grain form for bread or for porridge was there. Venison was there.” Other than those three documented items, historians can only guess at the rest of the food shared by the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians.
Fifteen percent of Americans have admitted to skinny-dipping.
There are four mammals that can’t jump: elephants, sloths, hippos, and rhinos.