Fun Facts and Strange News

There are only 34 different types of pizza?

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:    


  • In the U.S. alone, there are 34 different flavors of Pringles, including Loaded Baked Potato, Memphis BBQ, and Pizza.


  • There’s a law in Alaska that says a person can’t stay in a bar once they’re drunk . . . specifically, an intoxicated person can’t “knowingly” enter or stay where alcohol is sold.  And in 2012, cops actually enforced the law in Anchorage.


  • Back when TV was only black-and-white, 75% of Americans said they only dreamed in black-and-white.  Now less than 12% of people dream in black-and-white.


  • Karl Marx had four daughters . . . and named all of them Jenny.  He sure did believe in distributing things equally, huh?


  • Maschalagnia is a sexual fetish where you’re attracted to armpits.


(How Stuff Works / Alaska Legislature / NY Times / Wiki / Wiki)


Strange and trending news:

  • Sunday is Talk Like a Pirate Day.  Two friends jokingly started it in 1995, but it gained national attention when they got writer Dave Barry to do a column about it in 2002.  (Full Story)


  • Anheuser-Busch has announced a new brew called Bud Light Next, which is their first-ever zero-carb beer.  It’s unclear how terrible it will taste . . . all we know is that it hits shelves sometime early next year.  (Full Story)


  • Two moms got into a fight outside an elementary school in Missouri on Tuesday morning . . . and they both pulled guns.  Despite the extreme stupidity, nobody was hurt.  (Full Story)


  • Buzzfeed has a rundown of people sharing “horrifying” stories about getting walked in on while having sex, and some of them are pretty wild.  (Full Story)  (Note:  This goes without saying, but many of these are R-RATED.)


  • In the grossest news of the day, a Bolivian woman bit into a burger and found a decomposing human finger.  Apparently, it’s real . . . someone lost part of their finger while prepping the meat.  (???)  (Full Story)  (Note:  There IS a nasty photo.)


  • A lamb is on the lam at the University of Utah.  (Full Story)