Random Fact Sheet #339 – Beyond Expectations: 30 Mind-Blowing Facts That Will Amaze You 2

26United States Camel Corps

United States Camel Corps

The United States Camel Corps was a mid-19th-century experiment by the United States Army in using camels as pack animals in the Southwestern United States. Civil War interfered with the experiment and it was eventually abandoned. The animals were sold at an auction.

27. The song "I Knew You Were Waiting For Me'' was supposed to be a duet between George Michael and Michael Jackson until Jackson dropped out and then they tried to get Stevie Wonder but due to the timing issue that fell off until it went to Aretha Franklin.

28. The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has developed a 'splatometer' for insect analysis which is a postcard-sized piece of plastic attached to a car that catches bugs as one drives it.

29. Butterflies like to "mud puddle" where they basically extract and eat the salts they find in mud, blood, feces, and dead animals, because it's extremely nutritious for them.

30. Fast-food chain Burger Chef pioneered kids' meals that included toys in the early 1970s, with their Funmeals. They later unsuccessfully sued McDonald's after the introduction of the Happy Meal in 1979.

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