35 Totally Random Facts That You Should Probably Know…Just Because.
#8. It was once against the law to have a pet dog in Reykjavik, Iceland.
In 1924, dogs were banned in Reykjavík as a preventative measure to combat a parasitic disease called hydatid or echinococcosis.
#9. Dolphins sleep with one eye open.
Dolphins have the ability to rest half of their brain and keep the other half conscious and alert. This is a defense tactic they use, in order to protect themselves from danger.
#10. The electric chair was invented by a dentist.
Dr. Alfred P. Southwick from Buffalo, New York, invented the electric chair. The first person to be executed by his invention was William Kemmler on August 6, 1890.
#11. A snail can sleep for three years.
Not only do they move extremely slow, but they have the ability to sleep for three straight years.
#12. Walt Disney had musophobia, which is a fear of mice and rats.
How ironic is it that he went on to make millions of dollars with Mickey Mouse?
#13. It was once against the law to slam a car door in Switzerland.
Between 11pm and 6am, the law forbid people from making loud and disruptive noises. So you weren't allowed to come home late at night and slam your car door.
#14. Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light bulb, was afraid of the dark.
One of histories greatest inventors was afraid of the dark, so he invented the light bulb. Genius!
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