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 Big Mac was originally called The Aristocrat.  That name bombed, so it was switched to the Blue Ribbon Burger.  That also bombed, so they went with Big Mac . . . which obviously stuck. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The version of "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory" with Gene Wilder was kind of a bomb . . . it cost $3 million to make and only made $4 million at the box office in 1971. (Source: The Numbers)
  • The Jerry Seinfeld character dated 66 different women over the course of "Seinfeld".  Obviously, all of those relationships failed for different, and usually ridiculous, reasons. (Source: Kiwi Report)
  • 46 of the 50 states have at least one town or city named Riverside.  Springfield is second-most common . . . there's at least one in 34 states. (Source: USGS)
  • According to someone else’s math, you could fit every single planet between the Earth and the Moon and still have 5,000 miles to spare. (Source: Buzzfeed)
  • About 25% of the hazelnuts in the world are used to make Nutella. (Source: Salon)
  • 62.5% of Starbucks stores have another one within one mile . . . and the average store has 3.6 other stores within one mile. (Source: Consumerist)
  • The United States is one of the few countries that drinks milk cold.  Most other countries use a different method of pasteurization that keeps milk good even when it's not refrigerated, and they like drinking it at room temperature. (Source: Thrillist)
  • The employees at Disney parks aren't allowed to point with one finger, because it could be seen as a negative gesture by people from other countries.  So they'll always point with two fingers. (Source: Metro)
  • According to an interview with Walt Disney in 1933, Mickey and Minnie Mouse are married. (Source: Buzzfeed)

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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