Fun Facts and Strange News

America has (by far) the most serial killers…

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.

( / / 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)