Fact Snacks!


‘Tsunami stones’ are ancient warnings written on stone tablets, some over 600 years old, that lie along the northeast coast of Japan. After a tsunami struck Aneyoshi in 1933, residents moved uphill of a stone they placed that reads ‘Do not build your homes below this point!’, and when the devastating tsunami of 2011 hit, the entire village survived.
There’s a brain condition that gives you an uncontrollable urge to make puns. If you’ve damaged the right frontal lobe of your brain, you can develop Witzelsucht, which is German for “joke addiction”. The condition causes a compulsive need to constantly make up or tell jokes- even in the middle of the night or during an important interview.