Fun Facts and Strange News

How many smores would the Marshmallow Man make? (Isn’t that kind of dark?)

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”.

 

(MEL / All Acronyms / ABC Radio National / Arizona Legislature / Uproxx)

 

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)