Fun Facts and Strange News

So this is why I like green gummy bears…

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: 

  • Fishing is America’s second-most dangerous profession . . . after logging.  Roofing is third.
  • Velveeta was invented in the early 1900s when a cheese company needed to figure out something to do with broken wheels of Swiss cheese they couldn’t sell.
  • Haribo’s green gummy bears are strawberry flavored.
  • Jason Statham was once a world-class diver who competed as part of Britain’s national diving team in the 1990 Commonwealth Games.


  • Up until 2015, every single beer label in the U.S. was approved by one man at the Treasury Department’s Tax and Trade Bureau.

(Fox Business / Mental Floss / Buzzfeed / Smooth Radio / Brew Bound)

Strange and trending news:

  • Three guys stole a couple of baby seats from a Target in New York on Sunday.  The police were called . . . and when a cop leaned into the car to try to arrest one of the men, they started driving away with the officer hanging out of the car.  Thankfully, no one was hurt . . . and all three were arrested.  (Full Story)
  • Researchers say that people ARE willing to let robots help them work on their mental health . . . but NOT if they’re humanoids that look like people.  (Full Story)
  • A member of Middletown, Rhode Island’s affordable housing committee resigned because he can’t find affordable housing in the area.  (Full Story)
  • A mom on TikTok thought it would be a good idea to name her son after her beloved dog, who passed away just before she gave birth.  (Full Story)
  • University of Florida researchers recently discovered that “tequila worms” are actually moth larvae.  (Full Story)
  • This is mildly alarming:  Soil samples taken from Mount Everest reveal that our coughs and sneezes are getting FROZEN up there . . . and can be preserved in the mountain’s ice for CENTURIES.  (Full Story)
  • Some guy flipped out after having “about three margaritas” at an airport and needed to be tased by police.  (Full Story(There’s profanity in the video.)