135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts

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31. Count von Count's love of numbers isn't just a quirky character trait.

In traditional vampire folklore, the bloodsuckers have arithmomania, a compulsion to count.

32. In Great Britain and Japan, black cats are perceived as auspicious.

In the English Midlands, new brides are given black cats to bless their marriage, and Japanese people believe that black cats are good luck—particularly for single women.

33. Portland was named by a coin flip.

Had the coin landed the other way, the city would be Boston, Oregon.