135 Amazing Facts for People Who Like Amazing Facts
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37. The “Waffle House Index” is informally used by FEMA to gauge storm severity.
This is due to the restaurant’s reputation for staying open in extreme weather.
38. The first sales pitch for the Nerf ball was “Nerf: You can’t hurt babies or old people!”
Fortunately, that isn’t the brand’s slogan.
39. The manchineel tree is nicknamed the “tree of death” for good reason.
Touching it can leave chemical burns on your skin, its fruit is toxic, and its bark—when burned—can cause blindness.