#Coolfacts 25

1-5 CoolFacts

Alex

1. The first animal to ask an existential question was a parrot named Alex. He asked what color he was, and learned that he was “grey.” – Source

2. When Pablo Escobar’s daughter wanted a unicorn, he bought her a horse and stapled a cone to its head and wings to its back. The horse died from an infection. – Source

3. When Marco Polo passed through Sumatra, he saw an animal, which he thought was a unicorn. He said it was a combination of a wild boar, a buffalo, and an elephant. The animal he was describing was actually a rhinoceros. – Source

4. American company Segway sued a Chinese company for selling knockoff units, so the Chinese company acquired Segway. – Source

5. Budapest was once two cities, Buda and Pest. They merged in 1873. – Source

6-10 CoolFacts

Betty White

6. Betty White is older than sliced bread. Betty White was born in 1922 and sliced bread was introduced in 1928. – Source

7. The abandonment of city streetcar systems in the mid-twentieth century led to accusations of conspiracy which held that a union of automobile, oil, and tire manufacturers shut down the streetcar systems in order to further the use of buses and automobiles. – Source

8. Christopher Lloyd was only 46 years old when he filmed Back to The Future. – Source

9. Hitler did not learn of the allied D-day landings as they happened but only when he woke up at noon the next day. His staff did not dare wake him up because he had been up till 3am chatting with friends at his residence. – Source

10. The four vultures in Disney’s The Jungle Book were both designed after and originally supposed to be voiced by The Beatles. – Source