13 Facts to Bring to Your Next Party

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

The original name of the island where the Statue of Liberty stands was Bedloe Island.

Tudor mothers often gave birth lying on pallets on the floor while wearing capes for warmth and modesty. Men were strictly disallowed in the room.

In the year 1930, four out of five women gave birth at home. Sixty years later, just one out of 100 had their babies at home.

According to a poll, couples are most likely to split in the springtime. Break-ups are least likely in the late summer and on Christmas Day.

“Pomp and Circumstance,” the song that’s played at nearly every graduation, was written in 1901 and was originally meant to be a military march song.

In the southern Hemisphere, spring runs from August through November.

Children grow faster in the springtime—not much, but enough for scientists to notice.

2018 marks the 150th Memorial Day.

Newborn girl babies generally have more fat than newborn boy babies.

Many U.S. Presidents were given their mothers’ maiden names as a middle name.

The Naturalization Act of 1790 was the first immigration law passed in the U.S. It stated that potential new citizens had to live in America for two years, stay at the same residence for one year and be a “free white.”

This year marks a special Mother’s Day. The first one was held 110 years ago.

The continent with the highest percentage of venomous snakes versus non-venomous snakes is Australia.