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 Marshmallow Man from “Ghostbusters” could make 300 million s’mores.
- Fiat is actually an acronym . . . it stands for Fabbrica Italiana Automobili Torino, which means Italian automobile factory of Turin.
- The first vending machine ever was in Egypt in the first century, and it dispensed holy water.
- In Arizona, it’s illegal to feed garbage to pigs without a permit. There IS an exception, though: If you’re only feeding your own household garbage to your own pigs.
- The creator of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”named Carlton after a nerdy college friend of his named Carlton Cuse . . . who went on to be one of the guys behind “Lost”.
Strange and trending news:
- Tonight marks the start of Yom Kippur, which is the holiest day of the year in Judaism. (Full Story)
- Today is also National Double Cheeseburger Day, which is the holiest day of the year for some burger lovers. (Full Story)
- The supposed “anti-sex” cardboard bedsthat Olympians slept on in Japan are now being used as beds for sick COVID-19 patients. (Full Story)
- A man is walking America’s highways in a 78-pound, anime-style bear suit. He’s on a 2,700-mile, cross-country quest to raise money for six charities, and he hopes to end his walk in New York City sometime in November. (Full Story)
- Another man was caughtwalking down a Texas beach dressed as Michael Myers from “Halloween”. It was a prank, but police cited him for disorderly conduct. (Full Story)
- Fireball is releasing a MINI KEG loaded with 115 shots. (Full Story)
- According to a new study, an active lifestyle leads to a 62% lower risk of anxiety disorders among men and women. (Full Story)
- A vehicle in Madison, Wisconsin swerved to avoid a chipmunk on Monday and crashed into the side of a brick building. No one was injured. (Full Story)
- Amazon has increased its average starting wage in the U.S. to more than $18 an hour and plans to hire another 125,000 workers. (Full Story)