Today's compilation of interesting facts includes a special ingredient used to dye leather in Victorian London (hint: you wouldn't want anything made with this dye today), the last state to overturn the ban on interracial marriage (you may not be surprised at which state, but you will be surprised to learn when it happened), and how the average person's attention span compares to that of a goldfish (which do you think has a longer attention span?).
It might also tickle you to learn that Santa Claus has actually ran for the president in the past and that he had plans for a singer-songwriter to serve as his running mate. Can you guess which one?
Whether you are at clicking away at work, taking a short break, or enjoying the day off, we hope you can use this list to continue in your curiosity about the world, its history, and your current surroundings.
#1. When Michael Phelps was heading into middle school, he was an easy target for bullies because of his protruding ears and ADHD. Today, he is considered the most decorated Olympian of all time.
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#2. Just how popular is Pokemon Go? App development platform Sensor Tower estimates that Pokemon Go has earned over $200 million in global net revenue.
#3. We didn't see the first modern bra until the late 19th century. Before that, women used articles of clothing referred to in some medieval primary sources as 'breast bags' or 'shirts with bags.'
#4. The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) published a report revealing that the average Chinese consumer is willing to pay more for an American made product. Nearly half would choose the U.S. version over a Chinese-made alternative.
#5. Before Steve Harvey made it, he was homeless for 3 years. During that time, he slept in his Ford Tempo and survived on a diet consisting mainly of bologna sandwiches.
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