Fun Facts and The Coloma Shuttle

These 25 fun facts you’re about to read sound totally false, but go ahead and check for yourself.

#1. Russia has a larger surface area than Pluto.

#2. Oxford University is older than the Aztec Empire.

#3. France was still executing people by guillotine when Star Wars: A New Hope hit theaters.

#4. Nintendo was originally a trading card company.

#5. If the sun were the size of a white blood cell then the Milky Way Galaxy would be the size of the United States.

#6. There are more stars in space than there are grains of sand on every beach in the world.

#7. For every human on Earth there are 1.6 million ants.

#8. The total weight of all those ants, however, is about the same as all the humans.

#9. On Jupiter and Saturn it rains diamonds.

#10. Ten percent of all the photos ever taken were taken in the last 12 months.

#11. Shakespeare made up the name “Jessica” for his play Merchant of Venice.

#12. Your chances of being killed by a vending machine are actually twice as large as your chance of being bitten by a shark.

#13. Nowhere in the Humpty Dumpty Nursery Rhyme does it say that Humpty Dumpty is an egg.

#14. Armadillos almost always give birth to quadruplets.

#15. Scotland’s national animal is the unicorn.

#16. There are more fake flamingos in the world than real ones.

#17. John Tyler, the 10th president of the US, was born in 1790. He has a grandson that is alive today.

#18. A strawberry is NOT a berry.

#19. A banana IS a berry.

#20. There is enough water in Lake Superior to cover all of North and South America in one foot of liquid.

#21. An octopus has three hearts.

#22. There are 10 times more bacteria in your body than actual body cells.

#23. There is only one country between North Korea and Norway.

#24. New York City is farther south than Rome, Italy #25. Maine is the closest US state to Africa.

#25 So what is interesting about the river shuttle service now in place.

#1. It is grant funded by AQMD (Air Quality Management District) of El Dorado County

#2. The River Store (Dan Crandell) started the shuttle service way back when
#3. In 2013 The Coloma Lotus Chamber of Commerce took over the shuttle service under its new name “The Coloma Shuttle” after not running in 2012

#4. Our mission is to reduce our carbon footprint in the Coloma Lotus Valley along with Chili Bar & Skunk Hollow


#6. Our employees are also boaters, travelers & adventures and have some great stories too.

#7. We appreciate your business



The Coloma Shuttle Crew