Fun Facts and Strange News

The Beatles sure liked walruses…

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:  

  • Jim Carrey had the chance to play Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” but turned it down because it conflicted with his filming schedule for “Bruce Almighty”.

 

  • The oldest hotel in the world is a hot spring hotel in Japan called Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan.  It was founded over 1,300 years ago . . . in 705 A.D.

 

  • Most kangaroos are left-handed.

 

  • There’s a word to describe half a decade, or five years . . . it’s called a lustrum.

 

  • The Beatles mention a walrus in THREE of their songs:  “Glass Onion”“Come Together”, and, of course, “I Am the Walrus”.  They sure liked walruses.

 

(Vulture / Wikipedia / BBC / Wikipedia / Mental Floss)

 

Strange and trending news:

  • The pandemic may’ve just ended the concept of snow days.  New York City public schools just announced they’re getting rid of snow days for good . . . if there’s too much snow for kids to come in, they’ll just switch to remote learning.  (Full Story)

 

  • A woman who was waiting to pick up her kid from an elementary school in Arkansas pulled a gun on another parent who confronted her for cutting the line.  (Full Story)

 

  • Budweiser just launched a new contest to find a dog to be on their holiday cans.  You can send in a picture of your dog if you want them to be in the running.  (Full Story)

 

  • Two high school teachers from Virginia were arrested for being drunk in public . . . while they were chaperoning the school’s senior trip.  (Full Story)

 

  • A porch pirate was busted in Philadelphia even though he had a pretty good strategy . . . he disguised himself in a real Amazon delivery driver uniform.  (Full Story)

 

  • A duck hatched out of the free-range eggs a woman bought from a grocery store in the U.K.  (Full Story)

 

  • A woman in Morocco thought she was giving birth to seven babies . . . but it turned out she gave birth to NINE because the ultrasound had missed two of them.  (Full Story)

 

  • A bride in India called off her arranged marriage after she got suspicious that her husband didn’t have any education . . . and he couldn’t answer when she quizzed him on naming multiples of two.  (Full Story)

 

  • Circle K just launched a new subscription plan where you pay $6-a-month, and you can go get a coffee, tea, slushy, or fountain drink every day.  (Full Story)

 

  • A four-year-old kid in New York managed to buy $2,618 worth of SpongeBob SquarePants popsicles on Amazon.  (Full Story)

 

  • A guy in Florida says his guns saved his life because his house caught on fire and his guns exploded, which woke him up.  (Full Story)

 

  • A man in New Jersey who was arrested for painting a blue line on the street to support the cops with shoplifted paint was just arrested again for posting YouTube videos threatening the cops.  (Full Story)

 

  • Peloton is recalling all of its treadmills after one child died in an accident involving the treadmill and dozens of people have been injured.  (Full Story)