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.
Strange and trending news:
- Who said summer is over? Today is National Ice Cream Cone Day.
- 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)