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Strange But True: March 12, 2020


March 12, 2020

* In the mood for a looong vacation? Consider the planet Uranus. Its summer lasts 21 Earth years.

* It takes 700 gallons of water to make a cotton shirt. To put that in perspective, the amount of water needed to make a T-shirt is enough for one person to stay hydrated for 900 days, while the amount necessary to create a pair of jeans is equivalent to hosing down your lawn for nine hours straight.

* The official color of the Golden Gate Bridge is "International Orange."

* Speaking of that delightful hue, Alexander the Great washed his hair in saffron to keep it shiny and orange.

* The wo...

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