Fun Facts and Strange News

One of the reasons Judge Judy rules…

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:

  • Nearly half of all Millennials (47%) have tattoos, compared with 13% of Boomers.  29% of Americans have at least one tattoo, up from 21% 10 years ago. And politics doesn’t matter.  27% of Republicans have tattoos, 28% of Independents, and 29% of Democrats.

  • Judge Judy was a real judge in New York criminal and family court from 1982 to 1996 . . . and she had the same personality and style she does on TV.  She got her show after “60 Minutes” did a feature on her in 1993.

  • It’s technically illegal to get married in Nebraska if you have an STD.

  • Dwight Eisenhower is the only president who served in both World War One and World War Two.

  • Pretty Woman” was originally going to be called “3,000” . . . after the amount of money the prostitute charged.

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Strange and trending news:

  • The cheapest states to live in are:  Connecticut, South Dakota, and Tennessee.  The most expensive are:  Hawaii, Oregon, and California.  (Full Story)

  • Are we really THIS lazy?  A new study has found that just 10 MINUTES of moderate to vigorous exercise each day helps the brain.  (Full Story)

  • A&W poked fun at the M&M’schaos by announcing that, after 60 years, they’d dress their bear mascot Rooty in jeans because his lack of pants was “polarizing.”  Fox Business picked it up, and complained about “cancel culture” . . . until A&W Tweeted, “Is now a good time to mention this is a joke?”  (Full Story)

  • A Connecticut woman opened a restaurant called Woke Breakfast & Coffee . . . and the “O” in Woke is a sunny side-up egg.  She meant to convey “wake up and have a coffee.”  But some locals are refusing to support it because they think “woke” means the business is connected to “wokeness.” (???)  (Full Story)

  • A whaling company in Japan is struggling, so they’re adding vending machines.  Not for sodas and stuff . . . for actual whale meat products.  (Full Story)

  • An adult, 29-year-old woman enrolled as a student in a New Jersey high school, claiming to be 15.  She was there for four days before they found out and had her arrested.  It’s still unclear why she did it.  (Full Story)

  • Oreo is launching a limited-edition cookie that comes stuffed with . . . another Oreo.  It’s called “The Most Oreo Oreo,” and it hits shelves on Monday.  (Full Story)

  • Police in North Carolina are warning the public after finding razor blades on . . . gas station pump handles?  (Full Story)

  • A 29-year-old mom was hoping her mother would help her out with her baby so she could save on daycare . . . but the 64-year-old mom is asking for $20 an hour, plus overtime.  (Full Story) (Sure, you should be able to ask your parents to lend a hand with their grandchildren, but childcare is a BIG job.  Don’t just expect them to spend their retirement serving as your free babysitter.  Am I wrong?)

  • A woman ordered some clothes from Shein, and when she got them, a note fell out that said, “You are going to die in this suit.” (!!!)  Naturally, she didn’t think it was funny.  (Full Story)

  • Police in North Dakota say a topless woman broke into a Catholic church on Tuesday and destroyed a large statue of Jesus on the wall.  There’s a better-than-average chance that drugs were involved.  (Full Story)