Stream of Facts
Underwater volcanic activity over 20 million years ago led to the formation of Iceland.
Iceland has the highest per-capita consumption of Coca-Cola of any country in the world.
Coca-Cola is sold in 194 countries, two more countries than there are in the United Nations.
As of August 2007, the United Nations still had 37 employees with full time jobs monitoring Iraq for weapons of mass destruction.
An underground mine fire led to the destruction of Centralia, Pa. The fire, started in 1962, has been burning continuously for the past 48 years. Eventually, Centralia’s zip code was revoked, and the town was evacuated leaving it with only nine residents.
The Residents, an avant-garde rock band from the 1970s known for their complete anonymity and infamous “eyeball” masks, have won over many enthusiasts because of their antics.
Many chess enthusiasts refer to a quick, non-competitive game of chess as Skittles.
Skittles, a popular type of fruit-flavored candy, may not be vegan, as they contain gelatin and Shellac.
Shellac, a resin produced by the lac bug of India and Thailand, was commonly used as a pressing material for early records until the invention of the vinyl LP in the 1940s.
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TROUBADOUR - n. a singer, especially of folk songs.
The troubadour, shiny new guitar in hand, graced Java’s with a rather off-key Bob Dylan rendition.
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