13 Ways to Sound Smart at a Cocktail Party

Pulse cannot guarantee the accuracy of the entries on this page, but they will make you sound smart at a cocktail party.

The Canadian flag was not officially adopted until 1965.

Some 10 percent of pet owners will dress up Fido this Halloween.

Beatles producer George Martin also discovered the band America.

The first official World Series took place in 1903 between the Boston Americans and the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Think you can’t get anything done? It took 14 men and 3 committees to come up with the design for the Great Seal of the United States.

Columbus Day was unofficially celebrated in a several cities and states as early as the 18th century but did not become a federal holiday until 1937.

Go back and look. No matter which way Mickey Mouse is facing, his ears are the same in roundness and distance apart.

Full-size Snickers bars top the list of the most desirable Halloween candy.

Purdue engineering students determined that it takes about 360 licks to get to the Tootsie Roll center of a Tootsie Pop.

For about 14 years (1953-1967), candy cigarettes were banned in North Dakota. Today, they’re pretty hard to find anywhere.

Orange (for the fall harvest) + Black (for death and darkness) = Halloween colors.

Designer Carolyn Davidson was paid the princely sum of $35 for the time spent creating the Nike “swoosh” logo.

Garrett Morgan, the inventor of the three-color traffic light, was the son of former slaves and a high school dropout.