Rocky Random Facts for 10/21

1.  75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and five animal species.  And of the 250,000 to 300,000 known edible plant species, only about 200 are used by humans.

2.  The New Mexico state Senate passed a bill in the ’90s that required psychologists to wear wizard’s hats when they testified in court.

A state senator had tacked it onto another bill, but it was caught and taken out before the House of Representatives voted on it.

3.  Norway is the only country that’s ever made skateboarding illegal.  It was banned there from 1978 through 1989.

4.  When football first started, there was a 15-yard penalty if a player dropped a pass.  And the other team got the ball if a pass hit the ground without being touched.

5.  About $800 million worth of shopping carts are stolen from stores worldwide every year.

(United Nations / Wikipedia / World Skate / Smithsonian / Wikipedia)