Fun Facts and Strange News

Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler.

– The producers of “Deadpool” had to pay $10,000 for Ryan Reynolds to be able to wear a T-shirt with Bea Arthur’s face on it in the movie.

 

–  Only one Major League Baseball player has ever committed suicide during the season.  A catcher for the Cincinnati Reds named Willard Hershberger killed himself in August of 1940 . . . right in the middle of a bad hitting slump.

 

–  There are 10 U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals and leaders:  Fort Lee . . . Fort Hood . . . Fort Benning . . . Fort Gordon . . . Fort Bragg . . . Fort Polk . . . Fort Pickett . . . Fort A.P. Hill . . . Fort Rucker . . . and Camp Beauregard.

 

–  Even though it sounds Japanese, Sudoku was invented in France in the late 19th century.  It got its name when a company in Japan started publishing the puzzles and called them “Sudoku” in 1986.

 

– “The 12 Days of Christmas” is about the 12 days AFTER Christmas, not before.  They end on January 6th, which is a holiday called the Feast of the Epiphany.

 

(Cinema Blend / Wikipedia / CNN / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)

 

Strange and trending news:

– The game “Tetris” turns 35 today.  The first playable version was finished on June 6th, 1984.  (Full Story)

 

–  According to WalletHub, the top ten cities to live in if you love video games are Seattle . . . Irvine, California . . . Los Angeles . . . Orlando . . . Atlanta . . . New York . . . San Jose . . . San Francisco . . . Austin . . . and Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Full Story)

 

–  According to a new study, the amount of time we spend on our phones FINALLY surpassed the amount of time we spend watching TV.  We now spend an average of three hours and 43 minutes a day looking at our phone and three hours and 35 minutes a day watching TV.  (Full Story)

 

–  A guy in North Carolina just won the $344.6 MILLION Powerball jackpot . . . and he got the numbers off a fortune cookie.  (Full Story)

 

–  A guy in Indonesia was waiting in line at a fried chicken restaurant last week when he heard the woman behind him call him “fat.”  So, to get revenge, he bought ALL the chicken they had ready . . . so the woman had to wait 30 minutes for them to cook up more.  (Full Story)

i just bought this chicken out of spite because a mother behind me muttering to her whining children that "he can only…

Posted by Frederico Hill on Thursday, May 30, 2019

 

–  A woman was recently kicked out of a Golden Corral buffet in Pennsylvania because the manager said she was dressed, quote, “too provocatively.”  Her shirt showed off a lot of cleavage, but she believes people had a problem with it because she’s, quote, “not thin.”  (Full Story)

 

Hey guys so….. This picture was taken Sunday night right after I was kicked out of golden corral in Erie PA. (The one…

Posted by Sueretta Emke on Wednesday, May 29, 2019

 

–  Someone in Louisiana called 911 earlier this week to report a serious emergency . . . they went to Taco Bell to eat, and the store had run out of taco shells.  The cops told the person there’s really nothing they can do about it.  (Full Story)

It’s been a while, but another “we can’t make this stuff up“ story.Somebody called in to complain that the Taco Bell…

Posted by Slidell Police Department on Monday, June 3, 2019

 

–  An artist in Japan just created a coin purse that looks like a VERY realistic human mouth . . . to the point where it’s nightmare fuel.  For now, he’s not planning on selling them . . . but since the coin purse is going viral, he might change his mind.  (Full Story)

 

 

–  A bagpipe player in Montana was on his way to a gig over the weekend when there was a huge traffic jam.  So, he entertained the people who were stuck by playing bagpipe music for them.  (Full Story)

 

–  A giant boulder fell on a highway in Colorado a few weeks ago.  And instead of moving the rock, they figured out it’d be cheaper to just MOVE the highway . . . and route it around the boulder.  (Full Story)

 

–  The FBI just released a report that shows they investigated whether BIGFOOT was real back in the ’70s after they found a mysterious animal hair.  But they wound up concluding the hair was just from a deer . . . and there’s no evidence that Bigfoot is real.  (Full Story)

 

–  This sounds like a ROCK BOTTOM night.  A guy in North Carolina got kicked out of a strip club on Tuesday night . . . then he fought with the bouncers, shot at them, and crashed his car.  He was taken to the hospital and he’s facing several charges.  (Full Story)

 

–  A 97-year-old World War Two paratrooper jumped into northern France yesterday, 75 years after he did it on D-Day.  And another D-Day vet’s song called “The Shores of Normandy” has been Amazon’s top-selling single in the U.K. this week.  (Full Story)