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 formal type of dress for men is “white tie,” not “black tie.” A white tie tuxedo requires a coat with tails, a white bow tie, and a wing collar.
-The first time “snowflake” was used in its current form to describe someone sensitive, fragile, and needing to be coddled was in “Fight Club”.
-Guinness officially says their beer isn’t black, it’s a, quote, “dark ruby red.”
-Horses can’t breathe through their mouth, only through their nose.
-Rhode Island is the smallest state, but it technically has the longest name. Its official name is the “State of Rhode Island.” That’s 18 letters . . . the next closest are North Carolina and South Carolina at 13 letters.
Strange and trending news:
-You can listen to the first audio recordings from the Mars Perseverance Rover and see some pretty amazing videos right now. (Full Story)
-A father-to-be in New York was tragically killed and his brother was injured when they were trying to build a gender reveal device on Sunday . . . and it exploded. (Full Story)
-A house that’s up for sale in California is going viral because it’s filled with mannequins. (Full Story)
-Skittles Gummies have been released in stores. (Full Story)
-Scotland always gives ridiculous names to its snowplows, and this year’s group includes Sweet Child O’ Brine, Sled Zeppelin, and Mary Queen of Salt. (Full Story)
-A new investigation of the famous painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch revealed he wrote a secret message in the top left corner. Quote, “Can only have been painted by a madman.” (Full Story)
-A bus driver in the U.K. who crashed because he was dancing behind the wheel has been banned from driving for two years. (Full Story)