Believe It or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (2/12/21)
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:
- Chinese actor, producer, director and kung fu star Jackie Chan is a classically trained opera singer and he's released more than 20 albums. (Source: Cinema Blend)
- Flamin' Hot Cheetos were invented by a janitor named Richard Montanez at Frito-Lay's Rancho Cucamonga, California plant. Since then, he's worked his way up to running PepsiCo's Multicultural Sales and Community Promotions division. (Source: Food Beast)
- The International Space Station is the most expensive thing that's ever been built. The estimated cost is more than $100 billion. (Source: Guinness World Records)
- Because there's a toy in every Happy Meal, McDonald's is the world's largest distributor of toys. On a similar note, the largest producer of tires in the world is Lego. (Source: The Fiscal Times)
- The busiest McDonald's in the world is in Moscow, Russia. It serves at least 850,000 people per year, which is twice as much as the average American McDonald's. (Source: Is It Packed)
- Johnny Cash's birth name wasn't Johnny . . . he didn't have ANY first name. His parents gave him the initials J.R. because they couldn't think of a name. When he enlisted in the Air Force, they said he needed a name . . . so he picked John. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Golfers who win The Masters get to keep their green jacket for a year . . . but then they have to return it. It gets put in a closet, and then they can wear it whenever they visit from that point on. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The first Grammy-winning artist to be stripped of their award was Milli Vanilli. The pop duo won the Best New Artist for their album Girl You Know It’s True in 1990 but were exposed as lip synch-ers during a “live” performance on MTV when a song they were miming to began skipping. They actually hold a Guinness World Record as the first Grammy-winning artist to be stripped of their award. (Source: Guinness World Records)
- There are 1,600 Chili's locations around the world . . . and every single one has a picture hanging upside down. They say it's for good luck. (Source: Fool)
- When Eggos were invented in 1953, they were called Froffles, for "frozen waffles." But people started calling them "eggos" because they kinda tasted like eggs . . . and within two years, that became their official name. (Source: Insider)
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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