A team of chemists described old book smell as “a combination of grassy notes with a tang of acids and a hint of vanilla over an underlying mustiness.” The odor actually comes from chemicals like benzaldehyde, furfural, and acetic acid—all byproducts of decomposition.
The first Hershey’s chocolate bars with almonds were produced in 1908 because they were cheap to make. The nuts took the place of some of the more expensive milk chocolate, which meant Hershey’s could keep the price of the candy at a nickel.
Caterpillar means ‘hairy cat’ in Old French
If a lobster loses an eye or a claw it can usually grow a new one
There are some bananas that are red instead of yellow.
Scallops have approximately 100 eyes around the edge of its shell.
There are more tigers in Texas than in their native land of India.
Toyota used to be called Toyoda but in 1936 the company decided for a new name held a competition and got over 27000 entries. Toyota was chosen because the number of strokes to write Toyota in Japanese (eight) was thought to bring luck and prosperity.
The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.
The Pittsburgh Steelers were originally called the Pirates.