Magic Mushroom

There is a giant mushroom in Oregon that is over 2,400 years old, covers 3.4 square miles of land, and is still growing.

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Linen toilet paper?

In 1857, Joseph Gayetty (not “Gayette” or “Cayetty,” as his name is often misspelled) produced the first commercially available toilet paper in the U.S. The tissue was moistened with aloe and sold in packages of 500 individual sheets—each one with a watermark bearing Gayetty’s name. It was sold as a medical product, and was not terribly successful.

Before toilet paper was invented, French royalty wiped their bottoms with fine linen.

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Rat-hair Chocolate

A 100g milk chocolate bar has 24 mg of caffeine and could legally contain 3 rat hairs!

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Factman

New facts coming in the next few days – some fact some fiction.

We’ve been busy gathering more facts for the fact or fiction section – we’ll put up new ones soon!