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…

Fun (and not-so-fun) facts:

  • While the Large Hadron Collider was trying to simulate the Big Bang, it had to be temporarily shut down after a bird flew by and dropped a piece of a baguette into it.

 

  • Marvin Gardens on the Monopoly board has always been misspelled.  The actual neighborhood in New Jersey is spelled M-A-R-V-E-N, but in Monopoly it’s M-A-R-V-I-N.  Parker Brothers apologized for the mistake in 1995.

 

  • The longest movie ever to get a wide release is . . . “Gone with the Wind”.  The theatrical version was three hours and 46 minutes.  Any longer movie that’s come out since has been clipped down for theaters.

 

  • The Hangzhou Zhang Xiaoquan Company in China has been manufacturing scissors since 1663.

 

  • Female armadillos always give birth to identical quadruplets.

 

(The Guardian / Wikipedia / New York Post / BBC / NWF)

 

Strange and trending news:

 

  • A man went to a hospital in New York, then called them after he left because he realized he’d left his cocaine there.  They called the cops, and he was arrested.  (Full Story)

 

  • A man in Italy was mowing his lawn when he hit a nail . . . and it flew up and jammed into his eyelid.  Amazingly his eyesight is all the way back now.  (Full Story)

 

  • Two men in Texas were tragically killed in an accident when they had a Tesla on autopilot and neither of them was in the driver’s seat . . . and it crashed into a tree.  (Full Story)

 

  • TSA at Houston Hobby Airport found a bag of meth hidden inside of a breakfast burrito.  (Full Story)

 

  • Someone just posted a story on Reddit about how their wedding turned into a disaster when the guy’s brother-in-law locked a bunch of kids in a room because he doesn’t like kids.  (Full Story)

 

  • Two men . . . yes, men . . . in Germany invented new pink gloves that women are supposed to wear when handling their tampons.  (Full Story)

 

  • A guy was caught shoplifting from a grocery store in California . . . and pulled out a grenade to threaten the staff.  (Full Story)

 

  • A guy in Wisconsin set a basket of laundry on fire after his girlfriend confronted him about cheating.  (Full Story)

 

  • A man tried to rob his own grandfather in North Carolina . . . but his grandfather didn’t know it was him and shot him.  The guy is in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  (Full Story)

 

  • There’s a video from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission that shows a young kid getting trapped and pulled underneath a Peloton treadmill.  The CPSC is saying people should stop using the treadmills immediately.  (Full Story)