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 a German word that literally means "a face in need of a slap."  It's backpfeifengesicht.  (It's pronounced BACK-fyfe-in-guh-zist.) (Source: Wictionary)
  • The medical term for a unibrow is synophrys (sin-OFF-riss). (Source: Wikipedia)
  • Actor Keanu Reeves was part of a band for 11 years called Dogstar. Before they settled on that name, they also went by Small Fecal Matter. Weezer's first gig ever was in 1992 when they opened for them. (Source: Wikipedia)
  • America's oldest ally is . . . Morocco.  It became the first nation to recognize the U.S. in December of 1777.  And we've had an unbroken treaty with them ever since. (Source: People's World)
  • One of the creators of "Baywatch" was legally blind.  Even though 90% of his vision was gone, he wound up directing 40 episodes. (Source: Hollywood Reporter)
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  • One of the very first items ever sold on eBay in 1995 was a broken laser pointer, for $14.83.  When the founder of eBay asked why the guy bought it, he said, quote, "I'm a collector of broken laser pointers." (Source: Wikipedia)
  • The largest uninhabited island on Earth is Devon Island in northern Canada.  No one can live there because of the climate . . . but scientists can use it to simulate Mars.  So its nickname is "Mars on Earth." (Source: Vale Magazine)
  • Lobsters are cannibals . . . when they're hungry and looking for food, they'll happily eat another lobster. (Source: Time)
  • A guy named Nolan Bushnell invented the video game "Pong" . . . founded Atari . . . AND founded Chuck E. Cheese. (Source: PBS)
  • The T-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed toward bachelors who didn't know how to sew and replace buttons. (Source: Manmade DIY)

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