Fun Facts and Strange News

Babies don’t have what instinct until they are three or four months old?

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: 

  • Young babies don’t develop the reflex to breathe through their mouths until they are three or four months old.

  • There are six countries besides America that use the U.S. dollar as their ONLY form of currency:  British Virgin Islands . . . Caribbean Netherlands . . . Marshall Islands . . . Micronesia . . . Palau . . . and Turks and Caicos.

  • Back in 1975, the Washington Redskins tried to get Andre the Giant to tryout to be a defensive lineman . . . but he turned them down.

  • In China, Spain, and Greece, people mix wine with Coca-Cola.

  • Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort the same way human babies suck their thumbs.

(WebMD / Wikipedia / Sportscasting / The Drinks Business / TreeHugger)

Strange and trending news:

  • A woman in California was arrested after being caught spiking her husband’s lemonade . . . with DRANO.  The husband was suspicious after getting sick on several occasions, so he set up the nanny cam that caught her.  (Full Story)

  • A massive brawl broke out at a funeral in California last weekend.  And at one point, the casket got knocked over.  The body didn’t fall out.  (Full Story)

  • Pumpkin Spice Cheerios are back, whether you like it or not.  (Full Story)

  • If you’re not really enjoying a book, do you generally give up on it . . . or push through and finish it?  In a new poll, 41% give up . . . 42% finish it . . . and 12% say they don’t read books.  (Full Story)

  • A new study found that replacing salt with pretty much ANY other seasoning lowers the risk of premature death from heart disease by more than 10%.  (Full Story)

  • Google is going after Apple for making texting annoying for non-iPhone users, including blurry videos and problems with group chats.  (Full Story)

  • A lawyer in the Las Vegas area put up tongue-in-cheek billboards that say:  “Injured while searching for dead bodies at Lake Mead?  Demand Compensation!”  (Full Story)