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 busiest Domino’s Pizza location in the world is the one right outside the Marine Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

 

-The first build-it-yourself furniture item Ikea created was a leaf-shaped side table called LOVET in 1956.

 

-The reason doctors wear blue or green scrubs is that those are on the opposite side of the color wheel from red and pink . . . which makes those colors clearer during surgery.

 

-Disney World and Disneyland employees who dress up as characters and walk around the parks have to go through special training to learn how to do their character’s correct autograph.

 

“Eyes Wide Shut” has the record for the most consecutive days of filming without a day off, at 400 days straight.  At one point, Stanley Kubrick had Tom Cruise do 95 takes just walking through a door.

 

(Thrillist / Dezeen / LiveScience / Disney Fanatic / Mental Floss)

Strange and trending news:

-A woman in England rushed her kid to the hospital after she thought she’d pulled a, quote, “brain-eating worm” out of his ear.  It turned out to be a piece of tape he’d shoved in there.  (Full Story)

 

-A woman in Tennessee climbed into her frozen pool to rescue her dog after it fell through the ice.  (Full Story)

 

-A suspicious package in the U.K. turned out to be a message in a bottle.  (Full Story)

 

-A guy in China caused a power outage on Sunday when he climbed to the top of an electric pole to do sit-ups for some reason.  (Full Story)

 

-A new dating app called Snack is targeting people who love TikTok by letting its users upload videos instead of photos.  (Full Story)

 

-A guy in North Carolina won a $500,000 prize in the Powerball using the numbers he got off a fortune cookie.  (Full Story)

 

-There’s a Facebook group in Manitoba, Canada that’s sharing photos of SEXY SNOWMEN that people keep building around town.  (Full Story)

 

-A state representative in Illinois wants to ban the video game “Grand Theft Auto” because he believes it’s inspiring teenagers to carjack people.  (Full Story)

 

-The police in Australia are looking for a man with a swastika painted on his forehead who attacked a woman with an improvised flamethrower made from a can of spray deodorant and a lighter.  (Full Story)

 

-This is nightmare fuel right here . . . a fisherman in Indonesia caught a baby shark that looks like it has a human face.  (Full Story)

 

-Three people in South Africa, including one police officer, have been sentenced to 16 years in prison for kidnapping a chemistry student from a college and forcing him to make drugs for them to sell.  (Full Story)

 

-A patient at a hospital in Philadelphia was arrested for stabbing a doctor multiple times while she was treating him.  (Full Story)

 

A guy in Florida attacked the man his wife was having an affair with and cut off part of the man’s genitalia with scissors.  He’s scheduled to plead guilty to multiple felony charges on Thursday.  (Full Story)

 

-A homeless man in Illinois has been sentenced to 15 years in prison after he used the wifi at a police station to download child pornography.  (Full Story)