When Australia was colonized in 1788, the first currency they used was rum. And that lasted for more than a decade before they came up with a real type of money.
We call our grandparents’ brothers and sisters great uncles and great aunts, but technically that’s incorrect. We’re supposed to call them grand uncles and grand aunts.
There are four times more cattle in South Dakota than people.
Canada is the only country to host an Olympics and not win a gold medal, when it hosted the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. Canadian athletes only won five silvers and six bronzes.
There have been 37 different animals in the original brand of Animal Crackers since 1903. The most recent addition was the koala in 2002.