Fun Facts and Strange News

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.

 

(MeTV / Wikipedia / The Week / Kids Discover / Snopes)

 

Strange and trending news:

 

  • 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)