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 only one state capital that doesn't share any letters with the state it's the capital of:  Pierre, South Dakota. (Source: Fun Trivia)
  • Phil Mickelson's nickname is "Lefty" . . . but he's right-handed.  The only thing he does left-handed is golf, because he'd watch his dad golf when he was little and mirror his swings. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The U.S. Department of Defense buys more explosive devices than anyone else in the world.  Who's number two?  The Walt Disney Company, because of all the fireworks they buy for their parks. (Source: Business Insider)
  • Japan has more 7-Elevens than any other country in the world, with more than 21,000 locations.  The United States has less than half of that. (Source: Wikipedia)
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  • Starting in the early '80s, pieces of telephones shaped like Garfield the Cat washed up on beaches in northwest France, and no one knew why.  In 2019, a farmer finally found a wrecked shipping container in a cave that was spilling out the phones. (Source: Washington Post)
  • Tetanus isn't caused by the rust on rusty nails . . . the rust is just a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes tetanus. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • If you win a prize on "The Price Is Right", you have to pay California income taxes on it before they'll give it to you. (Source: SB Nation)
  • The most money someone could make on an episode of "Jeopardy!" is $566,400.  But that would require getting the Daily Doubles as the last questions in both rounds, and doubling up with them every time. The most someone's actually won in one episode is $131,127. (Source: Data Genetics)

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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