Random, Unusual, And Interesting Facts

Just for fun…these are according to The Most Interesting and Unusual Facts on the Net.

“Almost” is the longest commonly used word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

“Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson was the first video to air on MTV by a black artist.

“Canada” is an Indian word meaning “BigVillage”.

“Four” is the only number whose number of letters in the name equals the number.

“Fickleheaded” and “fiddledeedee” are the longest words consisting only of letters in the first half of the alphabet.

“Happy Birthday” was the first song to be performed in outer space, sung by the Apollo IX astronauts on March 8, 1969.

“Rhythms” is the longest English word without the normal vowels, a, e, i, o, or u.

“Taxi” is spelled exactly the same in English, French, German, Swedish, Portuguese, and Dutch.

1 in every 3 people in the country of Israel use a cell phone. 

315 entries in Webster’s 1996 dictionary were misspelled.

55.1% of all USprisoners are in prison for drug offenses.

What random, unusual, and interesting facts do you know?

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