7 Random Facts You'll Want To Tell Everyone You Know ASAP

There are more public libraries than McDonald’s in the US.

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Conversations are hard. Each week, two-time Jeopardy! winner and awkward silence warrior Terri Pous makes small talk a little easier by giving you random things to blurt out when you don’t know what else to say. Catch up on last week's here.

As ubiquitous as McDonald’s may seem, there are are actually more public libraries in the US than golden arches.

As ubiquitous as McDonald's may seem, there are are actually more public libraries in the US than golden arches.

In 2015, there were 16,536 public libraries in the US, and just 14,248 McDonald's. I don't know about you, but I'm lovin' this fact.

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The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn’t Z — it was the letter J.

The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn't Z — it was the letter J.

For a long time, in fact, the letters I and J were the same. Jsn't that jnterestjng? Until it became its own letter, J's were used as “swashes,” aka fancy, embellished I's. Italian Renaissance man Gian Giorgio Trissino first made the distinction between I and J in 1525, and J finally entered the alphabet in the 19th century, around the same time as the letter V.

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