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 baby Pebbles in “The Flintstones” was originally going to be a boy . . . until a toy company told the creators of the show that baby girl dolls sold a lot better.
- The record holder for most Grammys won is . . . Sir Georg Solti. He’s a Hungarian-British conductor who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years and won 31 Grammys.
- An average of 350 slices of pizza are sold in the U.S. every second.
- If you drop Silly Putty from a high place, it doesn’t bounce . . . it shatters.
- There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy . . . and it’s not even that close. There are around three trillion trees versus 100 to 400 billion stars.
Strange and trending news:
- Today is National Grammar Day. (Full Story)
- Google has announced they’re going to stop selling ads based on your browsing history. (Full Story)
- Someone stole an entire sidewalk from a neighborhood in the U.K. (Full Story)
- A person dressed in a full alien costume stole a package off a porch in Florida. (Full Story)
- An 18-year-old woman in Kansas bought her first lottery ticket four days after her birthday . . . and won $25,000. (Full Story)
- A 69-year-old guy in Virginia was arrested after he dumped kerosene on his 64-year-old brother and tried to set him on fire. (Full Story)
- A police officer in Australia admitted he arrested a woman at a bar because she didn’t make eye contact with him. (Full Story)