Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler…
Fun (and not-so-fun) facts:
- Salvador Dali once conned Yoko Ono into paying $10,000 for a blade of grass. Yoko had offered to pay that amount for one of his mustache hairs. But he secretly substituted the blade of grass because he thought that Yoko Ono was a witch and might use his hair in a spell.
- When someone is in the dark for a long period of time, their sleep schedule adjusts to 36 hours awake then 12 hours of sleep. Scientists have no idea why.
- Double Stuf Oreos only contain 1.86 times as much cream as regular Oreos.
- Louis the 19th served as the king of France for 20 minutes. He took over the throne from his father on August 2nd, 1830 . . . thought about it for 20 minutes . . . decided he didn’t want to be king . . . and abdicated so Henry the Fifth could take over.
- The song “Mah Na Mah Na”is now associated with the Muppets . . . but it was originally written in Italy in 1968 for the soundtrack of a softcore porn movie.
Strange and trending news:
- In a poll on the newer Olympic events, the majority of people think karate and baseball SHOULD stay, but they’re not so hot on 3×3 basketballand sport climbing. (Full Story)
- Police caught a “serial pooper” in Indiana. The authorities said she was their “#2 suspect,” after another person was falsely accused on social media. (Full Story)
- 58% of Americans have “completely” changed how they think about money due to the pandemic. 48% now think they need to UP the amount of money in their “rainy day” emergency fund. (Full Story)
- For the first time in nearly two decades, only half of U.S. households donated to charity. And we can’t blame the coronavirus, because the latest numbers are from 2018. (Full Story)
- Popeyes launched their new “game-changing” chicken nuggets nationwide. They use the same flour and buttermilk batter as their chicken sandwich. (Full Story)
- Someone uncovered a large, trash bag-sized “sapphire cluster” in their backyard in Sri Lanka, and it might be worth up to $100 million. (Full Story)
- The CDC is now recommending vaccinated people wear masks indoors in areas with “substantial” and “high” transmission of COVID-19. (Full Story)
- A California restaurant is asking patrons to show “proof of being UN-vaccinated,” which is not possible, obviously. (Full Story)