Friday Fun Facts

Here in East Tennessee, there’s nothing better to warm up a Friday like a few fun facts!

  1. The beluga whale is nicknamed the “sea canary” because of the birdlike chirping sounds it makes.
  2. All of the planets in our solar system could fit inside Jupiter.
  3. There are 7 stars in the Big Dipper.
  4. Diamonds are the hardest natural substance.
  5. Tennis was originally played bare handed.
  6. The Sahara desert has the highest sand dunes.
  7. The red sea is not red.
  8. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of coffee.
  9. A “jiffy” is actually 1/100th of a second.
  10. The lie detector was invented by John Augustus Larson in 1921.

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