By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
What decade did Harry Potter take place? What were the Canary Islands named after (it’s not a bird)? What is the moon shaped like? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. The Canary Islands are named after dogs, not birds.  A king from the country of Mauretania named them “Canariae Insulae,” which translates from Latin to “Islands of the Dogs” because a lot of large dogs lived there. (Wikipedia)

2. A famous Canadian hunter and outdoors man named Francis Wharton shot a deer in the late 1960s, but didn’t have any teeth!  So, he made dentures out of the deer’s OWN TEETH and used those to eat it. (CBC)

3. If you pay $3 for a coffee, that’s a 2,900% price markup on what it would cost you to make it at home which is 10 cents. (Sumo Coupon)

4. The moon isn’t shaped like a sphere, it’s actually shaped more like a lemon. (Nature)

5. According to J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter was born in 1980. That means the “Harry Potter” books were set in the early and mid ’90s. (Time)


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