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:

-The most formal type of dress for men is “white tie,” not “black tie.”  A white tie tuxedo requires a coat with tails, a white bow tie, and a wing collar.

 

-The first time “snowflake” was used in its current form to describe someone sensitive, fragile, and needing to be coddled was in “Fight Club”.

 

-Guinness officially says their beer isn’t black, it’s a, quote, “dark ruby red.”

 

-Horses can’t breathe through their mouth, only through their nose.

 

-Rhode Island is the smallest state, but it technically has the longest name.  Its official name is the “State of Rhode Island.”  That’s 18 letters . . . the next closest are North Carolina and South Carolina at 13 letters.

 

(GQ / Merriam-Webster / Guinness / The Equinest / RI.gov)

Strange and trending news:

-You can listen to the first audio recordings from the Mars Perseverance Rover and see some pretty amazing videos right now.  (Full Story)

 

-A father-to-be in New York was tragically killed and his brother was injured when they were trying to build a gender reveal device on Sunday . . . and it exploded.  (Full Story)

 

-A house that’s up for sale in California is going viral because it’s filled with mannequins.  (Full Story)

 

-Skittles Gummies have been released in stores.  (Full Story)

 

-Scotland always gives ridiculous names to its snowplows, and this year’s group includes Sweet Child O’ Brine, Sled Zeppelin, and Mary Queen of Salt.  (Full Story)

 

-A new investigation of the famous painting “The Scream” by Edvard Munch revealed he wrote a secret message in the top left corner.  Quote, “Can only have been painted by a madman.”  (Full Story)

 

-A bus driver in the U.K. who crashed because he was dancing behind the wheel has been banned from driving for two years.  (Full Story)