Fun Facts and Strange News

Adult cats only meow at humans, not other cats?

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:  

  • Adult cats only meow at humans, not other cats.  Kittens meow to their mother, but once they get a little older, they no longer meow to other cats.

 

  • No century can ever start on a Sunday, Wednesday, or Friday.  There’s a long mathematical explanation for why, but basically, because of how the calendar repeats, new centuries have to start on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, or Saturdays.

 

  • The all-time high temperature in Antarctica is 65 degrees, and it happened in 2020.  The high before that was 63 degrees in 2015.

 

  • Steve Ells, the guy who founded Chipotle, was an art history major in college.

 

  • Bob Ross painted 381 pictures in the 11 years “The Joy of Painting” was on PBS.  And 91% of them contained at least one “happy little tree.”

 

(ASPCA / Gizmodo / WMO / Wikipedia / FiveThirtyEight)

Strange and trending news:

 

  • A couple of researchers from the University of Michigan are putting PEE on PEONIES.  They’re trying it as a sustainable, “urine-based fertilizer.”  (Full Story)

 

  • A woman stole a Tesla from a resort in Las Vegas last Friday . . . and she was caught after crashing it into ANOTHER Tesla at a charging station.  (Full Story)

 

  • A 19-year-old woman in Florida was arrested for driving recklessly.  She told the cop that getting arrested was “on her bucket list since high school.”  (Full Story)

 

  • Jerry Seinfeld had a bit about pilots losing the keys to the plane.  And last week, some Delta pilots somehow got themselves locked out of the cockpit . . . and had to crawl through a WINDOW from the outside to get in.  (This was while the plane was on the ground, obviously.)  (Full Story)  (Here’s a video.)

 

  • A Red Robin location had a problem with people driving their cars into a rock in the parking lot.  So they fixed the situation . . . not by moving the rock . . . but by having a former employee PAINT A BURGER on the rock.  (???)  (Full Story)

 

  • A new “safety hack” on TikTok suggests that kids be taught to CURSE instead of scream if someone tries to grab them.  (Full Story)  (Speaking of TikTok, a guy has a hack for Post-It Notes.)

 

  • News:  10 people were killed and three were wounded in a racist shooting at a Buffalo supermarket on Saturday.  That was one of four mass shootings in the U.S. this weekend.  And it was America’s 200th mass shooting in 2022 so far.