Believe It Or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (12.11.20)
Every weekday about 3:25pm, Adam shares some facts and trivia in a fun little segment called Believe it or No (the Minnesotan version, you could say, of Ripley's Believe it or Not!).
Here are this past week's fun facts and trivia from Believe it or No:
- There are 22 stars around the mountain in Paramount Pictures' logo. They represent the 22 movie stars they originally signed in 1916. (Source: Wikipedia)
- A politician named Daniel Webster turned down the offer to be vice president twice in the 1800s, because he only wanted to be president. The offers came from William Henry Harrison and Zachary Taylor . . . who both died in office. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The "C.S." in C.S. Lewis stands for "Clive Staples." CS Lewis, by the way, wrote all the Chronicles of Narnia books. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The "E" in Chuck E. Cheese stands for "Entertainment." So his full name is Charles Entertainment Cheese. (Source: Fandom)
- Bluetooth is named after a 10th century Scandinavian king, Harald Bluetooth. He united Danish tribes into one kingdom. When Bluetooth technology was invented, they picked the name because it unified the way machines communicated. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Honey Nut Cheerios don't contain any nuts. They replaced ground almonds with, quote, "natural almond flavor" that comes from ground up peach and apricot pits in 2006. (Source: Consumer Reports)
- When Oprah gave everyone in her audience a car back in 2004, they all ended up owing the IRS about $6,000 in taxes. (Source: History.com)
- Weird Al Yankovic started the Volcano Worshippers club at his high school in California. He says they didn't actually worship volcanoes, they just wanted to get another photo of themselves in the yearbook. (Source: Wikipedia)
- More than half of the mushrooms in the U.S. come from one county in Pennsylvania. (Source: PBS)
- Jupiter's gravity field is so huge that it basically acts like a vacuum cleaner and sucks away things like comets, asteroids, and debris that would otherwise hit and possibly destroy the Earth. (Source: CNN)
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