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:

  • Asia has a larger surface area than the moon.  Asia is 17.2 million square miles; the moon is 14.6 million square miles.

 

  • Megan Fox and the Olsen Twins are the same age . . . 31 years old.  Megan was born May 16, 1986 . . . the Olsen Twins were born June 13, 1986.

 

  • The geographical center of North America is a town in North Dakota named . . . Center.  And that name is just a coincidence.

 

  • The tradition of athletes growing their beards while their teams are in the playoffs started with the New York Islanders, during their Stanley Cup runs from 1980 through 1983.

 

  • The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is . . . the watermelon.  The senator who proposed it says it comes from the cucumber family, so it should be classified as a vegetable, not a fruit.  The National Watermelon Promotion Board says it’s BOTH.

 

(Universe Today / Wikipedia / Popular Science / Fire the Cannon / State Symbols)

 

Strange and trending news:

 

  • A woman in Florida used a CAT to attack her male roommate . . . who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend.  (Full Story)

 

  • A 19-year-old college student in the U.K. went crazy when her favorite lottery numbers came up in a $253 million drawing on Friday . . . until she realized this was the ONE WEEK she forgot to buy a ticket.  (Full Story)

 

  • Amazon recently changed the logo of their app on iPhones . . . but now they’ve tweaked it again after people thought the app looked like it had a Hitler mustache.  (Full Story)

 

  • Two dudes in Australia were on an inflatable mattress that got swept two miles out to sea . . . but they only panicked when they ran out of beer.  (Full Story)

 

  • Sonic is selling new milkshakes that have a scoop of cookie dough on top.  (Full Story)

 

  • Sonic has also teamed up with a brewery to make a line of hard seltzers based on the flavors of their slushes.  (Full Story)

 

  • A woman in Pennsylvania went to her probation appointment with 30 bags of heroin in her purse.  (Full Story)

 

  • A guy in Florida was arrested after he used hair spray and a lighter to make a flamethrower during a burglary.  (Full Story)

 

  • Almost one-third of Americans say they’d consider the idea of splitting up the country into five different countries.  (Full Story)

 

  • The National Weather Service accidentally issued a tornado warning to more than a million people’s cell phones in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas yesterday.  It was only supposed to be a test.  (Full Story)

 

  • Seresto flea collars have been linked to almost 1,700 pet deaths . . . and 1,000 cases where the pesticides they use have caused problems for humans.  But so far, the EPA hasn’t issued a warning about them.  (Full Story)