The first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade featured lions, camels, and elephants from the Central Park Zoo.

The NASA Vehicle Assembly Building in Florida is so huge it has its own weather.

Yoda was partly modeled after a photo of Albert Einstein.

Goldfish can distinguish the music of one composer from another.

Marie Curie remains the only person to earn Nobel prizes in two different sciences.

“Q” is the only letter of the alphabet that does not appear in any U.S. territory or state name.

Queen Elizabeth II is a trained mechanic.

Jane Austen didn’t publish her first novel under her real name. Instead, Sense and Sensibility was credited as being written “By a Lady.”

Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts.

The smell of fresh cut grass comes from the chemicals plants release when in distress.

Say cheese? Victorians said “prunes” instead.

Andrew Jackson’s parrot was kicked out of his funeral for swearing.

According to a 2010 study, people fluent in multiple languages almost always swear in their native tongue.

Citizens of the Soviet Union began celebrating the defeat of Germany in World War II as soon as it was announced. Less than 24 hours later, the entire country was out of vodka.

The Scots have a word for that panicky hesitation you get when you can’t remember someone’s name: tartle.

This article was written by Eda, volunteer at Sunrise Project France since April 2020. She lives in Turkey, She is 21. Travelling, meeting new people and cooking are her greatest passions in life. She also enjoys learning languages and swimming.