Fun Facts and Strange News

It is legal to be buried here??

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: 

  • The Lehigh Valley in Eastern Pennsylvania is within an eight-hour drive of ONE-THIRD of American consumers.

  • Belding on“Saved by the Bell” got his name from a pun . . . a “bell” goes “ding.”

  • A woman named Crystal Jones came up with the idea for the music group TLC, which she pitched as a girl group version of Bell Biv DeVoe. She recruited T-Boz and Left Eye, and when they were signed . . . the record company replaced her with Chilli.

  • It’s legal to be buried at sea in the U.S.  The body needs to be wrapped in some sheets . . . weighed down . . . and thrown off a boat at least three miles from shore.

  • Women’s flatulence generally smells worse than men’s because women’s bodies have higher concentrations of sulfur.

(NY Times / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / / Real Clear Science)

Strange and trending news:

  • Punxsutawney Phil must not have been popular with the ladies this year.  In a new poll, 52% of women say they can only stand SEVEN WEEKS of winter before needing warm weather.  (Full Story)

  • A 57-year-old man from Boston was arrested last Thursday after threatening people with his pet rat, Jerry.  Sadly, the guy’s name isn’t Tom.  It’s Jeffrey.  (Full Story(Here’s a photo of Jerry the rat.)

  • A new study has shown that people with dogs are more likely to suffer from a sleep disorder.  Cat ownership comes with its own sleep issues, but not as bad as dog owners.  (Full Story)

  • Sometimes people like working in the FIELD more than the office.  Word has it that the Taliban jihadists are NOT enjoying their new lives in government offices, and the trend of “quiet quitting” is spreading among them.  (Full Story)

  • A CNN crew was robbed on Friday . . . while trying to film a segment on street crime at City Hall in San Francisco.  (Full Story)

  • Subway is bringing back its Footlong Pass sandwich subscription.  (Full Story)

  • Meta Platforms launched its subscription service in the U.S., which allows Facebook and Instagram users to pay for verification, like Twitter.  (Full Story)