A single carp can produce 2,000 babies a season.Fish Cannons, Koi Herpes and Other Tools to Combat Invasive Carp, 46. Here are 79 of our very favorites.

That line never appeared in any Star Wars movie.

Although the first Academy Awards were held in 1929, the gold statuettes weren’t officially called Oscars until ten years later. Across the world, only 9 percent of all the plastic ever made has been recycled.Would You Drink Water Out of a Can? Here’s the real, often misquoted quote from Doyle’s short story, “The Crooked Man”: “Excellent!” I cried. Star Trek is famously credited with the first interracial kiss on American TV between Captain Kirk and Lieutenant Uhura, but that episode aired in 1968.

Stat posts here are edited and updated almost daily, so be sure to check back often! 69. In the past, books were more often borrowed than bought, even among middle-class Victorians, who would pay to join for-profit circulating libraries so that they could rent books and get rid of them after reading.Recalling a Time When Books Could Give You Indigestion.


Find out the 15 random trivia facts you’ll wish you knew sooner. Slightly more than two-thirds of cancer patients treated in the United States are cured.Cancer Treatment at the End of Life, 55. Updated for March 2016. Here are a few of the most interesting “Hamilton” statistics I was able to dig up so far, with much more to come soon. Nearly 10 horses a week, on average, died at American racetracks in 2018, a rate that is anywhere from two and a half to five times greater than in the rest of the racing world.At the Kentucky Derby, Prayers for a Safe Race, 38.

by Kayla Yandoli Pop Culture; The 100 Best Moments in Culture in 2019, Pt. )Malaysia’s King, an Unusual Monarch, Abruptly Leaves His Job. The longest of the dashes — roughly the length of the letter “M” — the em dash is still largely undefined.The Em Dash Divides, 58. Rhino horn is worth about $9,000 per pound in Asia, driving a lucrative and illicit trade.Rhino Poacher Killed by Elephant and Eaten by Lions, Officials Say, 32. Instead, Mr. Brod published many of the writer’s most monumental, if incomplete, works.A Yearslong Battle Over Kafka’s Legacy Ends in Jerusalem, 56. 4. Kissing, according to one study, transfers up to one billion bacteria from one mouth to another, along with 0.2 micrograms of food bits.Your Body Is a Wonderland, 76. From 1977 to 2002, the number of Americans eating three or more snacks per day increased to 42 percent, from 11 percent.At Start-Ups, the Free Lunch Is Yours for the Making, 22. Pop culture trivia fanatics and music buffs should know that the well-known version by Joan Jett and the Blackhearts is a cover.

Vincent van Gogh completed “The Starry Night” in 1889, shortly after having checked into a psychiatric hospital.A Noisy Half-Hour With van Gogh’s Masterpiece. In 1954, the Cincinnati Reds changed their official team name to Redlegs, to avoid being associated with the Communist scare.

The famed mouse was co-created by Disney and Ub Iwerks, Disney’s long-time friend and fellow animator. In a survey published in October by a respected French polling firm, in The Journal du Dimanche, 61 percent of respondents said that Islam was “incompatible with the values of French society,” an increase of 8 percent over February.How ISIS Changed France, 75. Today, the average man weighs 14 pounds more, and the average woman 20 pounds more.Naked Came the Strangers, 60.

71. Here is a compilation of 10 cereals of the 80’s that are no longer available.