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.


– There are about 800 million parking spaces in the U.S., or eight per car.


–  Jodie Foster speaks such perfect French that she does her own dubbing for the French versions of her movies.


–  A new study found that it takes all mammals 12 seconds to POOP.  Now, it was a small sample size and probably needs more research, but it’s good to know.


–  The only member of ZZ Top without a beard is the drummer . . . whose name is Frank Beard.


–  Green eyes are the rarest in the world . . . only about 2% of people have them.  Brown eyes are the most common.



(Per Square Mile / Wikipedia / Popular Science / Drummer World / Owlcation)


Strange and trending news:

– Burger King’s parent company says it’s going to, quote, “modernize the drive-thru” by installing screens that can predict what you might want to order.  (Full Story)


– Someone in the U.K. bought a reindeer ornament . . . then found the reindeer was well-endowed when she flipped it over.  (Full Story)


– A man in Colorado set a world record by running a mile in under five minutes . . . while pushing his one-year-old son in a stroller.  (Full Story)


– Today is National Cat Day.


– A woman in Thailand has found a successful business niche . . . she dresses as a zombie to sell dead people’s clothing.  (Full Story)

– Costco will stop selling coconut milk from Thai suppliers because they use MONKEYS as forced labor.  (Full Story)


– A family from Texas has been reunited with their dog who was stolen six years ago.  He was located in Florida.  (Full Story)