Five Things You Need To Know: Fun Facts for 9-11-20

September 11, 2020

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Five Fun Facts For Friday, September 11th, 2020:

1.  Our bodies contain 60 of the 118 elements on the periodic table, or about 51%.  But there are only large quantities of six of them:  Oxygen, carbon, hydrogen, nitrogen, calcium, and phosphorus.

2.  Every British king or queen has a second birthday assigned to them if their real birthday isn't in the summer . . . so there's good weather for their birthday parade.

 Like, Queen Elizabeth the Second's real birthday is April 21st, but her "official" birthday is held on a Saturday in June.

3.  The word "oxymoron" is actually an oxymoron.  It's the combination of two Greek words:  Oxy, meaning sharp and keen . . . and moron, meaning dull and stupid.

4.  Pez candies get their name from the German word Pfefferminz, which means peppermint . . . since that was the original flavor.

5. The population of Bangladesh is larger than that of Russia.