Fun Facts and Strange News

Which president was *really* good at math…

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: 

  • Chuck Norris was a pallbearer at Bruce Lee’s funeral.

  • Cremation is more popular in Nevada than any other state, where approximately three out of four bodies are cremated.  It’s least popular in Mississippi, where only 19% are cremated.

  • The Ouija board got its name when the people who created it in 1890 ASKED it what it should be called, and it guided them to O-U-I-J-A.

  • Orlando International Airport’s abbreviation is MCO because it used to be McCoy Air Force Base.  It changed over to a commercial airport in 1975.

  • James Garfield is the only U.S. president who’s ever proven a math theorem.  Before he got into politics, he wanted to be a math professor and discovered a new way to prove the Pythagorean Theorem back in 1876.

(Wikipedia / Business Insider / Smithsonian Magazine / Wikipedia / Io9)

Strange and trending news:

  • Today is National Girlfriend Day.  This day is NOT for boyfriends to appreciate their girlfriends . . . that should happen every day . . . it’s about women supporting women.

  • There’s talk that TikTok is working on its own music streaming app which could challenge Spotify and Apple Music.  (Full Story)

  • Despite the craze for plant-based meats, McDonald’s veggie burger, the McPlant, seems to be dead . . . for now.  (Full Story)

  • There’s a new world record for the largest bowl of macaroni and cheese . . . and it’s over 4,700 POUNDS of food.  Supposedly, it’s “delicious.”  (Full Story)

  • According to a new study, people actually think natural-looking lips are more beautiful than fuller, cosmetically enhanced lips.  (Full Story)

  • Bananas can reduce your risk of some cancers . . . if you eat them when they’re still slightly green and unripe.  (Full Story)

  • The New Mexico Department of Transportation misspelled Albuquerque, New Mexico on a new sign.  (Full Story)

  • A great-grandmother had a request for her grave . . . a five-and-a-half-foot-tall, 600-pound PENIS statue.  Her grandson says, “She was always very avant-garde, very forward-thinking about things.”  I’ll say.  (Full Story)