Fun facts and strange news

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.

 

– The U.S. government has a guide for the official name for people from every state, from Alabamian to Wyomingite.

 

–  “Game of Thrones” is the most expensive TV show ever.  During the last season, it cost around $15 million per episode.  The second-most expensive is “The Crown” on Netflix, which came in around $13 million per episode.

 

–  Canned food was invented in 1810 . . . but the can opener wasn’t invented until 1858.  So in those 48 years in between, people had to use a hammer and chisel to get it open.

 

–  Before Nintendo got into making toys in the 1960s, it ran a taxi business, a chain of hotels that rented rooms by the hour, a vacuum cleaner company, and an instant rice company.

 

–  The U.K. is the only place that doesn’t put its name on its stamps, because they were the first to produce them.

 

(Mashable / Digital Spy / Today I Found Out / Gizmodo / Wikipedia)

 

Strange and trending news:

– A new study found people who had their dogs sleep in their bedroom . . . either in their bed or on the ground . . . slept BETTER.  The researchers say it’s because having your pet there gives you, quote, “comfort and a sense of security.”  (Full Story)

 

–  A new survey found the most unacceptable things to wear at a nice restaurant are flip-flops, sandals, sweatpants, shorts, and a hat.  (Full Story)

 

–  Even though offices have gotten more casual, a new survey found you still need to dress up for job interviews.  Only 4% of hiring managers say it’s okay to be totally casual during an interview.  (Full Story)

 

–  A new study found you can get your kid to eat vegetables by . . . OVERWHELMING THEM with vegetables.  They found kids who had lots of different vegetables on their plate wound up eating twice as many as kids who only had one vegetable.  (Full Story)

 

–  Apple announced its new iPhones yesterday and also a new feature called “slofies.”  Those are selfie videos in slow motion.  It’s a cool feature . . . but people on social media don’t seem very hot on the word “slofie.”  (Full Story)

 

–  KFC has created a new video game where the entire point is to try to date a young, sexy, anime-style Colonel Sanders.  It’ll be available for free for Windows and Mac computers in two weeks.  (Full Story)

 

–  An appeals court in France just ruled that when a guy died from a heart attack during sex with a stranger on a business trip . . . it counts as a WORKPLACE ACCIDENT.  So, his wife who he was cheating on will get 80% of his salary every year until he would’ve hit retirement age.  (Full Story)

 

–  Hasbro is coming out with yet another edition of Monopoly that plays off social issues.  They’ve already made Monopoly for Millennials and Monopoly Socialism in the past year . . . now they’ve created Ms. Monopoly, which closes the wage gap by paying female players more than male players.  (Full Story)

 

–  A 71-year-old guy in England spent $37,000 fighting a $123 speeding ticket and lost.  The worst part is it was a large chunk of his son’s inheritance.  (Full Story)

 

–  The cops in Illinois are looking for a guy who’s wanted for meth possession . . . and he looks JUST like Walter White from “Breaking Bad”.  (Full Story)

 

–  The newest class of New York City firefighters is set to graduate this month.  And 13 of them are KIDS of firefighters who lost their lives as a result of 9/11.  It’s the most “legacy” graduates any one class has ever had.  (Full Story)