FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler.
– Almost 99.9% of the mass in our solar system is the sun.
– There are 28 fireplaces in the White House.
– There have only been two First Ladies born outside of the U.S. John Quincy Adams’ wife, Louisa Adams was born in England . . . and Melania Trump was born in Yugoslavia.
– AIDS was originally called GRID, which stood for gay-related immunodeficiency. The CDC realized that term was wrong since heterosexual people were getting it too, and they changed the name to AIDS in September of 1982.
– “Playboy” didn’t have a black Playmate of the Month in its first decade. A black woman named Jennifer Jackson broke the Playmate race barrier in March of 1965, which was more than 11 years after “Playboy” started.
Strange and trending news:
– Scientists just studied the sea life in Loch Ness in Scotland to figure out if there really MIGHT be a monster in there. And their conclusion is . . . no, there’s no DNA evidence. Their best guess is the Loch Ness monster is actually a BIG EEL. (Full Story)
– Would you rather binge watch a TV show, or watch one episode a week? According to a new survey, 58% of people like binge watching . . . 28% prefer one episode a week . . . and the rest don’t know. (Full Story)
– Has ranch dressing passed ketchup in popularity? It looks like last year, ranch outsold ketchup . . . and Hidden Valley found that 70% of ranch ISN’T used on salads, it’s used as a dip or topping. (Full Story)
– A new survey found sitting in traffic is the most annoying thing we wait for. The rest of the top five are being stuck on hold . . . waiting at the DMV . . . waiting for your food at a restaurant . . . and waiting in line to use a public restroom. (Full Story)
– Is this really true? 34% of parents in a new poll said they prefer their pet to their KIDS. The top signs you’re too obsessed with your pets are: They have their own social media account . . . and you’ve thrown them a birthday party. (Full Story)
– Here’s your first new Christmas product of the season, and it’s a weird one. A distillery in Scotland is selling ornaments filled with gin . . . and one is a BRUSSELS SPROUT-flavored gin. (Full Story)
– A new survey asked people which they prefer: A Pumpkin Spice Latte . . . or hot apple cider. And the winner is . . . hot apple cider by a slight margin. (Full Story)
– A new study says the reason marriage rates are going down is . . . women don’t want no scrubs. When the researchers asked women to describe their dream husband, he had an average income 58% higher than the average real single man, so the researchers say, quote, “Many young men today have little to bring to the marriage bargain.” (Full Story)
– Some thieves in Oregon stole a ’95 Jeep from a guy last month . . . and they took selfies with the disposable film camera they found in the glovebox before they ditched the car. The guy had the pictures developed and has the thieves’ pictures . . . but he says he doesn’t want to bother turning them over to the cops. (Full Story)
– A couple in Michigan were busted getting-it-on in the backseat of a Maserati last month . . . because they parked at a police headquarters. And the guy told the cops it was because, quote, “the parking was free, and the police department is a safe place.” (Full Story)
– Thieves were able to scam $240,000 from a British energy company earlier this year . . . by using “deepfake” artificial intelligence software to perfectly mimic an executive’s voice. They got an employee to wire the money to a bank account in Hungary. (Full Story)
– We’ve seen some inspiring stories around Hurricane Dorian: A guy in Florida who’s involved in a GoFundMe campaign bought over a HUNDRED generators at Costco to send to the Bahamas. And a kid in South Carolina skipped his big birthday trip to Disney World, and used the money to hand out hot dogs to evacuees. (Full Story)