Fun Facts and Strange News

Plane exhaust fumes kill more people every year than plane crashes????

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: 

  • The 6th Dalai Lama, in the late 17th century, rejected living as a monk and instead spent his life womanizing, drinking, and writing love poems and songs.


  • More chocolate is sold at Brussels National Airport in Belgium than any other place in the world.


  • Whole Foods is only the #6 biggest seller of organic food in the U.S.  Number one is . . . Walmart.  Costco is #2, followed by Kroger, Target, and Safeway.


  • The first nationally televised NASCAR race was the 1979 Daytona 500, and it was the hit that “made” NASCAR . . . because two of the leaders crashed near the end, started brawling, and got the country talking about auto racing.


  • Plane exhaust fumes kill more people every year than plane crashes.


(Wiki / This Must Be Belgium / The Balance / Wiki / National Geographic)


Strange and trending news:

  • Today is National “Back to the Future”(Full Story)


  • A new survey found that the average man cries FOUR times a month . . . while women only cry THREE times.  (Full Story)  (For what it’s worth, the survey was conducted during Week 1 of this year’s NFL season.)


  • 85% of people who work from home say they regularly do their work OUTSIDE of a “home office.”  28% prefer their living room, 20% work from a bedroom, and 15% work in a dining room.  (Full Story)


  • People with lower-pitched voices are more dominating . . . outgoing . . . and open to casual hookups.  That goes for both men AND women.  (Full Story)


  • Reddi-Wip has a new “Swiss Miss” whipped topping flavor that tastes just like hot cocoa.  (Full Story)


  • A. tops a list of the best American cities for soccer fans.  (Full Story)


  • The FBI has discovered human remains next to items that allegedly belonged to Brian Laundrie.  He’s the guy who may have murdered his fiancée Gabby Petito.  It’s too early to say if it’s Brian . . . but supposedly the remains had been there a while.  Brian has been missing for over a month.  (Full Story)


  • We’re getting more information on the duration of natural immunity from COVID-19.  According to new research by the Yale School of Public Health, unvaccinated people should expect to catch COVID-19 every 16 to 17 months.  (Full Story)