Fun Facts and Strange News

Which movie has been in theaters longer than any other?  

Here are some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler…

 Fun (or not so fun) Facts:

  • McDonald’s chicken nuggets only come in four different shapes . . . the ball, the bell, the boot, and the bowtie.

  • Irish is only the third most spoken language in Ireland.  English is number one, and Polish is number two.

  • The Dakota territory split into North Dakota and South Dakota when it became a state because people disagreed on which city should be the capital . . . the northerners wanted Bismarck, and the southerners wanted Pierre.

  • Thomas Jefferson was fluent in English, Greek, Latin, French, Italian, and Spanish . . . and also studied Arabic, Gaelic, and Welsh.

  • “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” has been in theaters longer than any other movie.  It’s been playing nonstop since it was released in 1975 . . . that’s 47 straight years.  (Nonstop with the exception of the pandemic, of course.)

(McDonald’s Canada / Wikipedia / America’s Library / Monticello.org / Wikipedia)

Strange and trending news:

  • An artist canned his own urine and is selling it for over $500 a can outside a museum in London.  (Full Story)

  • Someone tried more than 40 fast food breakfast sandwiches, and the three best were:  McDonald’s Sausage, Egg, and Cheese McMuffin . . . Wendy’s Hot-Honey Chicken Biscuit . . . and Chick-fil-A’s Chicken Biscuit.  Last place was basically everything on Burger King’s breakfast menu.  (Full Story)

  • If you’re a big fan of Hidden Valley Ranch, you can deck out your whole home in various branded prints, including wallpaper and fabrics, from their online shop.  (Full Story)

  • An NYU chemistry professor was fired . . . because his class was too hard.  The professor says the students weren’t putting in enough effort, but the university said there were several “troubling indicators” and alluded to a lack of “good teaching.”  (Full Story)

  • A woman in Australia is in critical condition after being hit by a roller coaster.  Apparently, she walked onto the track to retrieve a cell phone.  She’d just learned how to walk again after a serious car crash last year.  (Full Story)

  • A man in Florida survived Hurricane Ian . . . by somehow floating on a “rose-colored leather sofa” . . . above a “mermaid table” . . . for two-and-a-half hours.  (Full Story)