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:

  • There's an urban legend that you swallow eight spiders a year while you sleep, but it's not true . . . almost every single person will swallow ZERO in their lifetime.  It was made up by a writer making FUN of stupid urban legends and gullible people. (Source: Scientific American)
  • King Richard the Third's bones were found in England more than five centuries after he died by a woman named Philippa Langley . . . who was researching the king for a screenplay she wanted to write. That movie never happened . . . but now there IS one in the works about Philippa's discovery. (Source: Maclean's)
  • "Game of Thrones" and "Friends" had roughly the same budget, at $10 million per episode.  "Friends" cost that much because the cast's salaries were so high. (Source: Independent)
  • There's a city in Alaska called Diomede that's just 2.4 miles away from Russia. It’s not actually on mainland Alaska but is a tiny settlement on the west coast of Little Diomede Island in the Bering Straight. Population was just 93 in 2019. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • There are 18 fictional characters with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame including Big Bird, Bugs Bunny, Godzilla, The Muppets, Shrek, The Simpsons, Snoopy, Snow White and Winnie the Pooh. The most recent are Alvin and the Chipmunks, who got their star in 2019 . . . Mickey Mouse was first, in 1978. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The only major building in Tokyo that Godzilla has never destroyed in a movie is the Imperial Palace, out of respect to the emperor. (Source: Sora News 24)
  • The world champion of beer drinking is a 23-year old Irish man named Jack Keyes who – in 1969 – drank 36 pints of beer in 60 minutes in Blackpool, Lancashire, UK. That world record has since been discontinued for health and safety concerns. (Source: Guinness World Records)
  • The dates 4/4, 6/6, 8/8, 10/10, and 12/12 all fall on the same day of the week each year. This year, they're all on a Sunday.  Next year, they'll all be on a Monday. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The U.S. has the highest drinking age in North or South America.  The next closest is Paraguay, at 20. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The United States military has a MAXIMUM height cutoff.  No one over 6-foot-8 can enlist. (Source: The Balance Careers)

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