Fun facts

Donkey Kong got his name because his creator believed "donkey" meant "stupid" in English and wanted to convey the impression that the character was a "Stupid Ape".

More than 1/5 of all the calories consumed by humans worldwide is provided by rice alone.

People can suffer from a psychological disorder called Boanthropy that makes them believe that they are a cow. They try to live their life as a cow.


The name for the shape of Pringles is called a "Hyperbolic Paraboloid".

There is a McDonald's in every continent except Antarctica.

Mr Potato Head was the first toy to be advertised on TV.

A duel between three people is actually called a truel.

The stage before frostbite is called "frostnip".

The two tiny holes in every BIC pen is to ensure that the air pressure is the same both inside and outside the pen, which helps the ink flow to the tip.