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:
- There are 38,864 golf courses in the world. The U.S. has the most, with around 17,000. And Japan has the second-most, with more than 3,000.
- Elephants, walruses, bats, lizards, penguins, and monkeys all pleasure themselves.
- Only one president has died from cancer: Ulysses S. Grant had throat cancer. (Jimmy Carter survived a cancer scare back in 2015.)
- Before he got famous, Rob Zombie worked as a production assistant on “Pee-wee’s Playhouse”.
- The first three movies released on VHS in America were“The Sound of Music”, “Patton”, and “MASH”. The first movie released on DVD was “Twister”. The first batch of Blu-rays included “50 First Dates” and “Hitch”.
Strange and trending news:
- Today isNational Fast Food Day, which is fine . . . I didn’t want to cook anyway.
- A new survey has found that people most commonly change the tone of their voice when: Playing with kids or pets . . . telling a joke . . . arguing or yelling . . . interviewing for a job . . . and calling in sick to work. (Full Story)
- Mtn Dew Pitch Black is coming back in January . . . and there will be two new varieties: A zero-sugar version, and an energy drink one. (Full Story)
- Japanese convenience stores will sell bottled water . . . that’s HOT. They’re targeting people who want to be warmed up with a hot beverage . . . but prefer something more boring than coffee or tea. (Full Story)
- A Chinese grandfather ran a marathon . . . while chain-smoking. He finished with a respectable time of three hours, 28 minutes, and 45 seconds. (Full Story)
- In a taste test, the best store-bought turkey gravy is . . . Great Value, which is Walmart’s in-house brand. (Full Story)
- There’s a new video game coming to Steam that lets you play as Jesus Christ. (Full Story) (Here’s a trailer. It seems like it’s taking itself seriously . . . but it obviously has a LOT of meme potential.)
- Kentucky has launched its first-ever “Name the Plow” program, offering Kentuckians a chance to name 14 snow trucks. (Full Story)