Time for a Thursday edition of random facts!!
-- Did you know that chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica? According to the Natural History Museum in Britain, the credit goes to Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish botanist. Sloane spent some time in Jamaica in the early 1700s, where the local people gave him cocoa to drink. “He found it 'nauseous' but by mixing it with milk made it more palatable," the museum says.
-- Can’t believe this is real. Until 1974, it was Illegal to appear in public in Chicago if you were "ugly." Between 1867 and 1974, various cities of the United States had unsightly beggar ordinances, in retrospect also dubbed ugly laws. These laws deemed it illegal for "any person, who is diseased, maimed, mutilated or deformed in any way, so as to be an unsightly or disgusting object, to expose himself or herself to public view.
-- Umm, this is mind boggling & we’re not sure how it’s possible! The world record for the longest pee is 508 seconds. Nearly 8.5 minutes.