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 Facts and Strange News

Fun facts:

–  Hitler, Trotsky, Freud, and Stalin all lived in Vienna, Austria in 1913.


–  Less than 15% of men in the United States are over six feet tall.


–  The first book ever sold on Amazon was a book about artificial intelligence called “Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies”.  Someone bought it in July of 1995.


–  Knock-knock jokes got popular in the 1930s when a guy named Alf Landon was running for president against FDR.  He picked a former Army colonel named Frank Knox as his vice-presidential candidate and knock-knock jokes about him were a hit.


–  Barney the Dinosaur was originally going to be a talking blanket, then a teddy bear that came to life . . . but eventually, he became a dinosaur.


(BBC / B Daily / Wikipedia / NPR / Fandom)


Strange and trending news:

– A new survey found people who sleep in the nude tend to have more sex than people who wear pajamas.  (Full Story)


–  Couples who live together before they get married have WORSE SEX LIVES than couples who don’t, according to a new study.  They get-it-on less at the beginning of their marriage than other couples . . . and over time, they’re less satisfied with their sex lives.  (Full Story)


–  A guy in the Ukraine recently woke up to find his wife had locked his junk in a CHASTITY BELT to keep him from having affairs.  Emergency crews wound up having to SAW it off . . . but he’s expected to make a full recovery.  He also says he’s considering a divorce.  (Full Story)


–  Women who are especially grossed out by bugs that live on our bodies . . . like lice and fleas . . . are less likely to find men with beards attractive, according to a new study.  (Full Story)


–  A new study found your cat probably WILL eat you if you die.  And they’ll most likely eat your ARMS first.  (Full Story)


–  A Walmart in Florida got an $80,000 donation over Christmas to pay off its layaways.  But when there was $20,000 leftover, the managers and employees used it to buy a bunch of stuff for themselves.  Walmart says it’s taken, quote, “corrective action.”  (Full Story)


–  Pabst Blue Ribbon just announced it’s coming out with a new, quote, “luxury” beer brand called . . . Captain Pabst.  And the first beer in the line is an IPA, which is hitting stores in Chicago and Wisconsin right now.  (Full Story)


–  Busch Beer just announced a new program where they’ll be giving free beer to people in Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Nebraska, New York, and Wisconsin . . . a $1 refund on Busch beer for every inch of snow through the end of March.  (Full Story)


–  A guy in Virginia went to a Taco Bell on Monday but only had 70 cents, so an employee felt bad and gave him a free taco.  And . . . the guy pulled a KNIFE because he was upset at the type of free taco they’d given him.  He was arrested on several charges.  (Full Story)


–  A couple in California are facing charges after they left their bike in their front yard to lure in thieves . . . then chased them down and beat them with bats.  (Full Story)


–  Engineers in Switzerland invented a new machine that can keep donor livers alive up to a week.  Currently, they can only survive about 12 hours outside the body.  So, it means a lot more people could get transplants.  (Full Story)