Fun Facts and Strange News

Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler.


– A lightning bolt is hotter than the surface of the sun.  Lightning can be over 53,000 degrees . . . the sun’s surface is about 10,000 degrees.  (The sun’s core, though, is 27 million degrees.)


– The $1 bill has lots of things in groups of 13, to represent the 13 original colonies.  There are 13 stars on the front and back . . . 13 levels on the pyramid on the seal . . . and the eagle on the back is holding 13 arrows and an olive branch with 13 leaves.


–  The country of Monaco is so small it could fit into Central Park in New York . . . twice.


–  Before Mussolini got into politics and became a fascist dictator, he worked as a teacher.


–  The first album ever on CD was “Living Eyes” by the Bee Gees in 1981.


(Seeker / Reader’s Digest / Wikipedia / Biography / Wikipedia)


Strange and trending news:

– Today is National Boss’s Day.  And to celebrate . . . a new survey found that two-thirds of people say they’d rather be managed by a robot than their current boss.  The main reason?  They TRUST the robot more.  (Full Story)


–  Is Halloween one of your favorite holidays?  According to a new survey, 58% of people under 34 and 48% of people between 35 and 54 say it’s one of their favorites.  And one in 10 say it’s their absolute favorite.  (Full Story)


–  Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups are the most popular Halloween candy, according to a survey . . . which isn’t a surprise, because they win pretty much EVERY survey.  36% of people say Reese’s are their favorite.  (Full Story)


–  The “Oxford English Dictionary” just added a ton of new words to their dictionary including chillax . . . promposal . . . whatevs . . . fake news . . . and “Star Wars” terms including lightsaber, Jedi, and Padawan.  (Full Story)


–  Have you ever accidentally ended a call by saying “love you” to someone who you shouldn’t have said that to?  According to a new survey, it’s actually pretty common . . . 31% of people admit they’ve done it.  (Full Story)


–  The average person has 4.6 moments every year where they’re afraid someone’s broken into their house, according to a new survey.  And 39% of us keep a, quote, “weapon or item” near the bed in case one of those ISN’T a false alarm.  (Full Story)


–  Einstein Bros. Bagels just started testing a new breakfast burrito that’s wrapped in both a tortilla AND a bagel.  For now, it’s only available at five stores in Colorado.  (Full Story)

–  A guy on Twitter recently set up an audio recording while he slept.  And it didn’t detect any paranormal activity . . . just his FLATULENCE.  (Full Story)


–  Seven people who’d been waiting NINE YEARS for the apocalypse were found living in a basement in the Netherlands on Sunday.  But only after one of them left the house, went to a bar, drank five beers, and told the bartender about it.  (Full Story)


–  A guy in Florida named Samuel L. Jackson got busted for drunk driving last Friday.  And he wouldn’t stop SWEARING at the cops when they arrested him.  Then he threatened to shoot one of them while they were taking him to a hospital.  (Full Story)


–  A man in London lost his wallet on Monday.  And the guy who found it got in touch by using the account number on a credit card.  He sent four money transfers for a penny each and listed his contact info in the “notes” section.  And the guy got his wallet back the same day.  (Full Story)