Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler…
Fun (or not-so-fun) Facts:
- Because of the atrocities of the Nazi era, Germany doesn’t maintain data on racial demographics.
- After the French became an American ally against the British during the Revolutionary War in 1778, the British responded by attacking a French colony in India . . . which means there was an American Revolution battle in India. The British won.
- Only one state governor has ever been assassinated while they were in office . . . the governor of Kentucky in 1900. His name was William Goebel, and he was killed four days into his term.
- 76% of the serial killers in the 20th century were in the U.S. Only 4% were in third-world countries.
- Barnacles have the largest JUNK of anything in the animal kingdom . . . relative to their size. A male barnacle’s junk can extend to EIGHT TIMES its body length.
(QZ.com / History.info / Wikipedia / Google Books / National Geographic)
Strange and trending news:
- A list of stereotypes women still face today includes: Girls are more emotional and delicate than boys . . . girls are expected to help with household chores . . . and women are worse drivers than men. (Full Story)
- A popular Australian beer called “Watermelon Sour” has been recalled . . . because it contains “excess alcohol.” (???) (Full Story)
- One-in-nine senior citizens say even THEY still don’t have life figured out. (Full Story)
- The world’s first “flying bike” has hit the market in Japan, but it costs more than $550,000. The bike sort of resembles the speeder bikes in“Star Wars” that the Galactic Empire used to chase Luke Skywalker. (Full Story)
- Chuck E. Cheese still uses FLOPPY DISKS to make its rodent mascot dance? (Full Story)
- We’re coming up on March Madness season, and the BEST city to be in for a college basketball fan is: Durham, North Carolina. (Full Story)
- A 59-year-old drunk driver in Illinois was arrested after she pulled over to complain about a cop car’s lights being too bright. At the time, that officer was on the side of the road, arresting another drunk driver. (Full Story)
- 26% of parents have lied about their kids’ Covid-19 status . . . mostly because they wanted to “exercise their personal freedom as a parent.” (Full Story)