As The Arkansas Optimist, we believe that publishing a fun fact every day can help our readers start their day with a smile, spark their curiosity, and provide a break from the day-to-day grind. It can also foster a sense of community, as readers can share the fun fact with friends and family or use it as a conversation starter.

  • Cows have best friends: They form close bonds with other cows and get stressed when separated from them.

  • The Eiffel Tower can be 15 cm taller during the summer: The high temperatures make the iron expand and grow taller.

  • Bananas are berries, but strawberries aren't: According to botanical definitions, berries are fruits produced from the ovary of a single flower with seeds embedded in the flesh.

  • The Great Wall of China can be seen from space is a myth: Astronauts say it's not visible to the naked eye from space.

  • Octopuses have three hearts: Two pump blood to the gills, while the third pumps it to the rest of the body.

  • The Hawaiian alphabet only has 12 letters: It includes five vowels and seven consonants.

  • The shortest war in history lasted only 38 minutes: It was between Britain and Zanzibar on August 27, 1896.

  • Banging your head against a wall burns 150 calories per hour: A bizarre study, but it's a fact.

  • There's a basketball court above the Supreme Court: It's known as the Highest Court in the Land.

  • The unicorn is Scotland's national animal: It symbolizes purity, innocence, and power.

  • The first oranges weren't orange: They were actually green and originated in Southeast Asia.

  • Turtles can breathe through their butts: Some species of turtles can absorb oxygen through their cloaca, or butt.

  • A group of flamingos is called a "flamboyance": Quite fitting for their vibrant appearance!

  • Male seahorses give birth: Female seahorses deposit their eggs into the male's pouch, where he carries and nurtures them until they hatch.

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