Fun Facts and Strange News

You can send mail to Antarctica…  

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:  

  • Out of Qatar’s population of 2.6 million, only 12% have Qatari citizenship.  88% of their total population consists of expats and migrant laborers, mainly from Egypt and South Asia.

 

  • The Pentagon is 5.1 million square feet . . . but it was designed so that every point in the building is less than a 10-minute walk from any other point.

 

  • Stevie Wonder’s first name isn’t short for “Steven” . . . it’s short for “Stevland.”

 

  • You can send mail to Antarctica . . . it even has its own ZIP code.  There’s a U.S. Post Office down there that handles mail sent to ZIP code 96598

 

  • There are five presidents who never had children:  George Washington, James K. Polk, Warren Harding, James Buchanan, and Andrew Jackson.

 

(Wikipedia / History / Wikipedia / TheWorld.org / Mic)

 

Strange and trending news:

 

 

  • A Catholic grade school in Philadelphia “accidentally” sold Mother’s Day flowers stuffed with THONGS.  The school is “reviewing” what happened . . . but they were probably just being cheap.  A Chinese e-commerce site sells bouquets of “lacey panty roses” like this for just $1.25 apiece.  (Full Story)

 

  • A recent study found that women are perceived as more attractive . . . feminine . . . and of a higher status when they’re wearing high heels.  (Full Story)

 

  • Tinder banned a woman in Rhode Island FOR LIFE . . . for using the platform to recruit people to join her kickball team.  (Full Story)

 

  • A. tops a new list of the best cities for basketball fans . . . even though the best basketball they saw THIS season was from the VISTING teams.  (Full Story)

 

  • A couple in the U.K. had a gender reveal party . . . and . . . you know where this is going.  They set off pink smoke bombs, but there was a LOT more smoke than they expected, and people were struggling to breathe, including kids.  Everyone is okay.  (Full Story)  (There’s PROFANITYand STUPIDITY in the video.)

 

  • Speaking of low visibility, two brides at a “group wedding” in India almost married the wrong guys . . . after a power outage made it hard to see.  (Full Story)

 

  • According to a video on TikTok, a cook at a Waffle House in Austin, Texas quit and refused to cook people’s food.  So, people went into the kitchen and made it themselves.  (Full Story)  (There’s profanity in the video.)