Bet You Didn't Know Any Of These Icebreakers!

  • A great white shark can detect a single drop of blood in an Olympic-size pool.
  • A walla-walla scene is one where extras pretend to be talking in the background - when they say "walla-walla" it looks like they are actually talking. (Try it. I just did.)
  • A "jiffy" is an actual unit of time for a 1/100th of a second.
  • Tigers have striped skin, not just striped fur.
  • Women's hearts beat faster than men's.
  • There are 293 ways to make change for a dollar.
  • The word "Checkmate" in chess comes from the Persian phrase "Shah Mat," which means "the king is dead."
  • All 50 states are listed across the top of the Lincoln Memorial on the back of the $5 bill.
  • Almonds are a member of the peach family.
  • All porcupines float in water.
  • Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his cap to keep him cool. He changed it every two innings.
  • Blueberry Jelly Bellies were created especially for Ronald Reagan.
  • Ben and Jerry's send the waste from making ice cream to local pig farmers to use as feed. Pigs love the stuff, except for one flavor: Mint Oreo.
  • Bank robber John Dillinger played professional baseball.
  • Honeybees have hair on their eyes.