Fun Facts and Strange News

More women and children really did survive the sinking of the Titanic…

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:  

  • Yuma, Arizona is known as the sunniest city on Earth.  It gets more than 4,000 sunlight hours per year, the most of any city in the world.

  • The jockstrap was invented in 1874, to help “bicycle jockeys” as they’d make deliveries on cobblestone streets in Boston.

  • 75% of women on the Titanic survived.  50% of children survived . . . and 20% of men survived.

  • In the book“Stuart Little”, Stuart isn’t a mouse . . . he’s a tiny boy who looks like a mouse.

  • The only way to drive to the town of Hyder, Alaska is from Canada . . . there are no roads to it from anywhere in Alaska.

(Smithsonian MagWikipedia / Wikipedia / Wikipedia /Wikipedia)

Strange and trending news:

  • This could be depressing:  New research has found that people who have bad dreams at least once a week are four times more likely to experience cognitive decline, and be at a higher risk of dementia as they get older. (Full Story)

  • Kellogg’s and Little Debbie have teamed up for a Nutty Buddy cereal.  It’ll hit Walmart next month, and additional stores in December. (Full Story)

  • Sonic is introducing “Fried Cookie Dough Bites” later this month. (Full Story)

  • 46% of people think wearing clothes once, and then returning them for a full refund, is a serious crime . . . worse than secretly recording another person, or dining and dashing. (Full Story)

  • A new study says that the QUALITY of your sleep is more important than the QUANTITY of sleep. (Full Story)

  • 47% of Americans consider themselves to be “risk-takers.” (Full Story)

  • The “most satisfying” airport in the country is:  Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport. (Full Story)