Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (12/8/22)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ on this Thursday – December 8th, 2022. Let’s learn something together:

  1. African grey parrots are the best species at learning human sounds and they can have a repertoire of about 60 human words.
  2. The first player ever drafted in the NFL never played in a game, because of a contract holdout.  Jay Berwanger was taken as the first pick in the first NFL Draft in 1936 by the Philadelphia Eagles, but they refused to pay him a $15,000 salary.
  3. The Sahara Desert is bigger than the entire continental U.S.  The Sahara is about 3.6 million square miles, the continental U.S. is about three million.
  4. When Pluto was discovered, some of the potential names were Minerva, Zeus, Atlas, Persephone, and Kronos.  “Pluto” was suggested by an 11-year-old girl in England.
  5. Thousand Island dressing is called “American Sauce” in Germany.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Eurekalert / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / New York Times / Refinery29)

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