FAST FACT The color of the twist tie on a loaf of bread, or in many cases those tiny plastic clips, indicates what day of the week the bread was ...

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FAST FACT The world’s first vending machine dispensed holy water in the first century AD. It was the work of Hero of Alexandria, an engineer and mathematician. When a person ...

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Kontizas Dimitrios/Wikimedia FAST FACT BASE jumping, not to be confused with base jumping, is an acronym referring to four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump — building, antenna, span, ...

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FAST FACT France has the 3rd largest stockpile of nuclear weapons in the world, behind Russia and the US. France has 300 nuclear warheads, just in front of the United ...

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FAST FACT There is no bird species that can produce the color blue. Birds get their color from pigments in the food that they eat, and there is no food ...

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James/Wikimedia FAST FACT The eight vegetables in V8 are tomato, spinach, carrot, celery, beets, lettuce, watercress, and parsley. V8 was invented in 1933 by W.G. Peacock and his son in ...

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FAST FACT One of the most famous jingles in advertising has been “I am stuck on Band-Aid, ’cause Band-Aid’s stuck on me!”, and this jingle was written by singer and ...

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FAST FACT Starbucks is named after Captain Ahab’s first mate from Moby Dick. Gordon Bowke, a co-founder of the company in 1971, had originally considered naming the company for the name ...

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