Fun Facts and Strange News

More cheek kisses – fewer handshakes!!!

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:  

  • Apples are not “true to seed,” meaning the seeds from any particular variety apple will not necessarily grow to be the same variety.  So, if you planted seeds of a Red Delicious, there’s a good chance you aren’t going to get Red Delicious.


  • Kissing someone on the cheek makes you less likely to get sick than shaking their hand.


  • Jon Bon Jovi’s first professional recording job was singing the lead vocals on a song called “R2-D2 We Wish You a Merry Christmas” on a “Star Wars” Christmas album in 1980.


  • In Maryland, adultery is a misdemeanor punishable by a $10 fine.


  • London has more Indian restaurants than any city in India . . . and even more than in Mumbai and Delhi combined.


(NWPB / The Telegraph / / People’s Law / Times of India)


Strange and trending news:


  • Today is National Thrift Shop Day.  (Full Story)  (And to celebrate, everything with an orange tag is half-off!)


  • Moms with young kids increased their booze consumption by nearly 325% between March and December of last year.  What was going on then?  (Full Story)


  • Since the pandemic, more people are smoking pot while exercising.  (Full Story)


  • A 29-year-old Tennessee man was charged with trespassing after he rode on a school bus and walked into a high school with students.  The bus driver thought he was a student because he had “papers and a binder.”  (Full Story)


  • A man in South Korea bought a used kimchi fridge online . . . and discovered $130,000 in cash taped to the bottom.  Local police are investigating.  (Full Story)


  • Nearly FOUR in 10 Americans say social media has influenced them to try a new skincare product.  (Full Story)


  • Exciting News:  The finalists were announced in the search for America’s Best Restroom.  (Full Story)


  • A new study says that the MOST educated people are the most vaccine-hesitant.  But those who didn’t go to college are also hesitant.  (Full Story)