Before mercury, what was used to fill thermometers?  Was it Hawaiian Punch, well no silly.

Long before mercury filled thermometers, brandy was used to tell the temperature.

Other interesting finds:

97% of US bills contain traces of cocaine.

The only bird that can swim and not fly is a penguin.

At birth, a Dalmatian is always pure white.

Mount Everest rises a few millimeters every year.

George Washington loved to play marbles.

The first bike was called a hobbyhorse.

A gozzard is a person who owns geese.

Winston Churchill was born in a women's restroom during a dance.

[Via:  Internet/Snopes]