May Fun Facts

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  • In Switzerland, it is illegal to own just one guinea pig.
  • The oldest “your mom” joke was discovered on a 3,500-year-old Babylonian tablet.
  • 7% of American adults believe that chocolate milk comes from brown cows.
  • Bananas are curved because they grow towards the sun.
  • In 2017 more people were killed from injuries caused by taking a selfie than by shark attacks.
  • The United States Navy has started using Xbox controllers for their periscopes.
  • Recycling one glass jar saves enough energy to watch television for 3 hours.
  • Approximately 10-20% of U.S. power outages are caused by squirrels
  • The first modern Olympic Games were held in the summer in 1896 in Athens, Greece.
  • Did you know that watermelons are not a fruit, but a vegetable instead? They belong to the cucumber family of vegetables.
  • July is national ice cream month.
  • More thunderstorms occur during summer than any other time of year.
  • The Eiffel Tower grows in summer. This historic structure is made of iron. Metal expands with heat. As a result, the Eiffel Tower can grow more than 15 centimeters (6 inches) in hot weather.