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:
- There’s a species of Australian grasshopper that’s entirely made up of all-female clones.
- An adult white rhino can produce as much as 50 pounds of poop in one day.
- BET originally launched in 1980 as a two-hour block once a week on Nickelodeon. They played music videos and reruns of classic Black sitcoms. It spun off as its own network in 1983.
- The Disney movie “Tangled” cost as much to make as the entire “Lord of the Rings” trilogy: $260 million.
- Melbourne, Australia was briefly called Batmania, since it was founded by a guy named John Batman.
Strange and trending news:
- Today is National Lasagna Day. . . and National Lipstick Day. So if your makeup is a little sloppy today, just say it’s red sauce. Or vice versa.
- Marine scientists claim dolphins are forming BOY BANDS to attract mates. They perform synchronized movements and even SING in unison. (Full Story)
- A couple in Wisconsin has spent the past four years creating a “Cat Figurine ‘Mewseum.'” They have 13,000 cat-related pieces . . . and they’re aiming for the Guinness World Record, which would require 21,000. For now, they’re displaying their collection and raising money for local shelters. (Full Story)
- A couple raised money on TikTokfor a boy at a lemonade stand. His lemonade cost $3.00, and he was raising money to go to Portugal with his soccer team. But with the money they raised, they were able to give him $1,100. (Full Story)
- People in Mexico City are reportedly upset because a lot of English-speaking Americans have been moving there to work remotely . . . and it’s causing rents to go up and areas to be gentrified. (Full Story)
- JetBlue Airways announced that they’re purchasing Spirit Airlines to create America’s fifth-largest airline. Is this the end of Spirit’s cheap fares? (Full Story)
- A man was arrested for selling industrial bleach as a COVID-19 cure through his church in Florida. Authorities say drinking his formula could be fatal. (Full Story)