Unpacking Penn: What Your Tour Guides REALLY Don’t Tell You When You Visit Campus
Photo (edited) by Ellen Frierson / The Daily Pennsylvanian
April 12, 2018 at 6:23 am
We at Under the Button recently decided to investigate Penn's campus tours: what are tour guides blatantly not telling prospective students? In order to discover the truth, we went undercover as high schoolers on a campus tour. And we found out that the information missing was, to be frank, astonishing. Here’s some things that our tour guide *conveniently* forgot to mention:
- The average kitten reaches sexual maturity around seven months of age.
- Cap’n Crunch’s full name is Horatio Magellan Crunch.
- The United States has never lost a war in which mules were used.
- The elephant is the only animal with four knees.
- The average bolt of lightning contains enough energy to toast 100,000 pieces of bread.
- The only word that rhymes with “purple” is “hirple,” which means “to limp awkwardly.” Nothing rhymes with “woman.”
- People are more likely to agree with a statement written in Baskerville than any other font.
- The world’s oldest socks were in fact designed to be worn with sandals. Made in Egypt sometime in the fourth or fifth century, the wool socks have two toes.
- A Peruvian bulldog named Otto holds the world record for skateboarding through the longest human tunnel.
- A Frosted Flake in the shape of Illinois once sold on eBay for $1,350.
- A sneeze travels about 100 miles per hour.
- Gorillas burp when they are happy.