Believe It Or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (2.5.21)
Every weekday during Middays with Adam (10am-3pm), Adam shares some facts and trivia in a fun 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:
- Violence is actually pretty rare in bank robberies . . . it only happens about one out of 25 times. Most of the time a robber hands the teller a note, gets the money, and leaves. (Source: Mass Live)
- George Lucas's original title for "Star Wars" was "The Journal of the Whills". Then he changed it to "Adventures of the Starkiller, as taken from the Journal of the Whills, Saga 1: The Star Wars". Fortunately he shortened it. (Source: Syfy.com)
- The producers of "Gone with the Wind" were fined $5,000 for using the word "damn" in the movie. “Gone with the Wind” is generally considered the first major American film to include profanity in it. (Source: History.com)
- The first big studio movie to feature the F-word was "MASH" in 1970. There was a big football game at the climax of the movie and a character named Painless says, quote, "All right, Bud, your [effing] head is coming right off!" (Source: IMDB)
- If you could only die in sudden accidents and not from disease or old age, the average person would live to be 8,938 years old, and some people who really beat the odds would live into their 40,000s. (Source: Gizmodo)
- Russia and Pluto have almost the exact same surface area: 6.6 million square miles for Russia, 6.8 million for Pluto. (Source: Wolfram Alpha)
- The first drink ever described as a "cocktail" was an Old Fashioned, in 1806. (Source: Brick & Tin)
- Diet Pepsi isn't vegan . . . but Pepsi won't say what animal ingredient it uses that keeps it from being vegan because that's, quote, "commercially sensitive information." (Source: Cosmopolitan)
- Nebraska is the only "triple landlocked" state . . . which means it doesn't touch an ocean, the states bordering it don't touch an ocean, and the states bordering THEM don't touch an ocean. (Source: World Atlas)
- On the first season of "Sesame Street", Oscar the Grouch was orange. They changed him to green before the second season . . . by saying he had gone to a muddy swamp and turned green overnight. (Source: Mental Floss)
For more fun facts to get you through your workday, tune in to Middays with Adam weekdays from 10am-3pm on Mix 94.9!
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