Fun Facts and Strange News

Statistically speaking, drivers in which age group have the least crashes?

Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler…

 Fun (or not-so-fun) Facts:

  • Statistically speaking, drivers aged 60 to 69 have the lowest rates of car crashes.

  • The last time a volcano erupted in Canada was Mount Meager in British Columbia . . . 2,400 years ago.

  • Our bodies burn about 10% more calories in the late afternoon and early evening than at other times of the day.

  • You’ve heard of flu season . . . but did you know there’s a gonorrhea season?  It’s May through July.

  • Sonic the Hedgehog was originally going to be from a small town in Nebraska.  Sega eventually dropped that backstory.

(Triple-A Foundation / CBC News / Live ScienceGizmodo / AV Club)

Strange and trending news:

  • Frank’s RedHot has a new “Injector Marinade,” which comes with an injector to shoot into your Thanksgiving turkey.  Itcosts$7.99 online.  (Full Story)

  • Shake ‘N Bake is making it harder for your kids to “help.”  They’re getting rid of their plastic shaker bags to be more environmentally friendly . . . so now, you’ll have to find your own solution, like using a food storage container.  (Full Story)

  • A new survey on freelancing has found that the best things about it are . . . freedom and flexibility.  And the worst parts are . . . managing your earnings and finding regular gigs.  (Full Story)

  • Police in Texas say a man was stabbed when he came home and found that his girlfriend had her ex-boyfriend hiding in the closet.  The ex-boyfriend stabbed him and ran off.  The new boyfriend is expected to recover.  (Full Story)

  • People are more impatient than ever.  New research says that HALF of all customers will not wait more than three minutes without being helped.  (Full Story)

  • Half of all people expect Santa to be less generous this year due to global inflation.  (Full Story)

  • Sexual activity can trigger an asthma attack?  (Full Story)

  • A list of American foods that NON-Americans find disgusting includes:  Marshmallow fruit salad and bright orange processed cheese.  (Full Story)