Believe It or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (3.12.21)
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:
- The American flag Neil Armstrong planted on the Moon in 1969 was knocked over by the engine blast as soon as they lifted up to leave. Five more U.S. flags have been planted on the Moon since then, and NASA believes all of THEM are still standing. The only problem is, the flags are now completely white, from getting bleached by the Sun. (Source: Gizmodo)
- There are more trees on Earth than stars in the Milky Way galaxy . . . and it's not even that close. There are around three trillion trees versus 100 to 400 billion stars. (Source: Snopes)
- English is the most common language used on websites by far . . . it's currently around 60%. Russian is second, at 8.3%. (Source: W3 Techs)
- The three most painful insect stings are from the bullet ant (Central America), warrior wasp (Indonesia), and tarantula hawk spider wasp (deserts of the SW). (Source: Atlas Obscura)
- M&M's had a chance to be the candy featured in "E.T.", but they turned it down. Reese's Pieces jumped at the chance . . . and saw a 65% jump in profits. (Source: Snopes)
- A stuntwoman fell 30 feet during the hoverboard chase scene in "Back to the Future Part Two". She broke bones in her face, arm, and hand . . . and that take made the movie. (Source: Gizmodo)
- Some Volkswagen cars in 1959 had coffee makers built into the dashboard. (Source: The Drive)
- If a Major League Baseball player catches a ball with their hat, the batter automatically gets a triple and anyone else already on base gets to score. (Source: Bleacher Report)
- In Europe, Cool Ranch Doritos are called Cool American Doritos. (Source: Thrillist)
- The tongue twister "She sells seashells by the seashore" was inspired by a female paleontologist named Mary Anning who sold fossils out of a little stand on Dorset Beach in England in the early 1800s. (Source: Atlas Obscura)
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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