Five Random Facts for Friday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  The Crown Jewels contain the two biggest cut diamonds on Earth.  They both came from the Cullinan Diamond, a 3,106-carat gem found in South Africa in 1905.

2.  The voices of Mickey and Minnie Mouse got married in REAL life.  Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor were married for 18 years until Wayne’s death in 2009.  Then, Russi passed away in 2019.

3.  The largest known living organism is “Pando,” an aspen grove in Utah.  It’s a group of genetically identical quaking aspens with an interconnected root system.  It’s an estimated 80,000 years old and takes up more than 100 acres.  And there have been recent concerns about it slowly dying.

4.  The only animal with just one ear is a praying mantis.

5.  One of the first legal slave owners in America was Anthony Johnson, a Black man in the 1600s.  He’d been captured in Angola and brought to the colonies as an indentured servant, then he earned his freedom and started a tobacco farm.


(Wiki / L.A. Times / Deseret News / NWF / Wiki)