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 most valuable stamp in the world is a one cent 1856 British Guiana stamp. It sold at an auction a few years ago for $9.5 million.
– Hawaii’s state fish is the humuhumunukunukuapua’a. (Pronounced hoo moo hoo moo noo koo noo koo ah poo ah ah.)
– When you get a kidney transplant, the doctors usually don’t remove your own failing kidney . . . they just leave it there and put the new kidney in your pelvis.
– The Magic 8-Ball failed when it first came out in the 1940s because it wasn’t an 8-ball . . . it was just a regular ball called the Syco-Seer. But a billiards company in Cincinnati commissioned a line of them that looked like 8-balls and they took off.
– About 75% of the tornados in the world happen in the U.S.
Strange and trending news:
– Two guys in Illinois had to be rescued when they were sitting on a mattress ice fishing in a river . . . and the chunk of ice broke free and started floating away. (Full Story)
– 83% of companies now use some form of artificial intelligence in their HR process . . . and there’s a good possibility you could have job interviews with robots in the near future. (Full Story)
– The world’s first space hotel could begin construction in just a few years. (Full Story)
– Here are the best and worst states for women in the U.S. (Full Story)
There’s a picture going viral of a guy sitting on the floor of a train and eating his dinner off a seat. (Full Story)
– A woman in North Carolina was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after she tried to get out of a car to dance next to it . . . but got stuck in the seatbelt and dragged almost 1,200 feet. (Full Story)