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 shortest street in the world is Ebenezer Place in Scotland.  The street is six feet, nine inches long and has one address. (Source: Mental Floss)
  • Waffle House owns its own record label called Waffle Records, and its songs are mostly played in their restaurants. (Source: Ripley's)
  •  The Magic 8-Ball failed when it first came out in the 1940s because it wasn't an 8-ball...it was just a regular ball called the Syco-Seer.  But a billiards company in Cincinnati commissioned a line of them that looked like 8-balls and they took off. (Source: Toy Tales)
  • Asia has a larger surface area than the moon.  Asia is 17.2 million square miles, the moon is 14.6 million square miles. (Source: Universe Today)
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  • The geographical center of North America is a town in North Dakota named . . . Center.  And that name is just a coincidence. (Source: Popular Science)
  • The Beatles are the only artists that ever had five songs in the top five spots on the Billboard chart simultaneously. That was back in 1964. (Source: Billboard)
  • The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is the watermelon.  The senator who proposed it says it comes from the cucumber family, so it should be classified as a vegetable, not a fruit.  The National Watermelon Promotion Board says it's BOTH. (Source: State Symbols USA)
  • The only place where the Venus flytrap grows natively is within 60 miles of Wilmington, North Carolina.  If they're growing anywhere else, it's because they've been transplanted there. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • In the 1930s, a brand of toilet paper called Northern Bath Tissue marketed itself with the slogan, "100% Splinter Free."  Because that was not always a guarantee with toilet paper back then. (Source: CBC)

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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