Fun Facts and Strange News

What makes holes in swiss cheese?

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: 

  • The brand Sony was named as a mix of the Latin word “Sonus,” which means “sound,” and the slang term “Sonny,” which was meant to allude to an “innovative and stylish young person.”

  • Before Dave Thomas founded Wendy’s, he worked for KFC.

  • Carrie Underwood earned college credit for being on “American Idol”.  It helped her get her degree in mass communications from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma.

  • The holes in Swiss cheese come from microscopic hay particles.

  • Steve Jobs only had a 2.65 GPA in high school.

(Sony / Wikipedia / Taste of Country / Fox News / The Atlantic)

Strange and trending news:

  • One in three people say finding bugs in their home makes them want to just burn the whole place down.  (???)  (Full Story)

  • A guy says he and his wife hired his mother to housesit and watch the dog for a week while they were away, and when they came back, they discovered that the mother had repainted every room . . . hung pictures on the walls . . . and hung a shop light over the kitchen table.  (Full Story)

  • Americans’ fondest memories growing up include:  Listening to stories from parents and grandparents . . . watching TV and movies with family . . . and eating meals at home with family.  Which seems strangely wholesome.  (Full Story)

  • A 61-year-old man looked at his birth certificate and found out that he’s spelled his OWN name wrong all his life.  It’s “Alan” NOT “Allan.”  (Full Story)

  • 47% of people said they’d be happier if they avoided the news for a month.  People older than 65 disagree . . . they were more likely to say that they’d be LESS HAPPY without the news.  (Full Story)

  • A new restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas has banned cell phones.  If someone needs to reach you, they bring an old-fashioned phone to your table, just like restaurants used to.  (Full Story)