Five Random Facts for Wednesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Alligators go through a pseudo-hibernation in the winter.  And they keep their noses above the surface of the water, so if it freezes over they can still breathe.

2.  The song with the longest title ever on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was a disco medley from 1981 by the group Stars on 45.  Its title was 218 characters long:  “Medley:  Intro ‘Venus’ / Sugar Sugar / No Reply / I’ll Be Back / Drive My Car / Do You Want to Know a Secret / We Can Work It Out / I Should Have Known Better / Nowhere Man / You’re Going to Lose That Girl / Stars on 45”.

3.  Despite the myths, your hair and fingernails don’t keep growing after you die.

4.  Animal life stops at 1.2 miles below the surface of the earth.  Some worms live that low, but nothing lives lower.

5.  “Miracle on 34th Street” was released in June of 1947, even though it was a Christmas movie, because the head of the studio believed more people saw movies during the summer.

 

(LiveScience / Wiki / BBC / NBC News / IMDb)