Believe It or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (6.4.21)
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 one volcano in the world that doesn't have red or orange lava. The lava from the Kawah Ijen volcano in Indonesia is BRIGHT BLUE. (Source: Smithsonian)
- The Beatles mention a walrus in THREE of their songs: "Glass Onion", "Come Together", and, of course, "I Am the Walrus". They sure liked walruses? (Source: Mental Floss)
- Of all the circulating U.S. currency in the world, about 80% is in $100 bills. (Source: NPR)
- The difference between a play in New York's theater district being Broadway, Off-Broadway, or Off-Off-Broadway is the size of the theater. Over 500 seats is Broadway . . . 100 to 499 seats is "Off-Broadway" . . . and 99 seats or less is "Off-Off-Broadway." (Source: Playbill)
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- A group of parrots is called a pandemonium. (Source: Parrot Parrot)
- Billboards are banned in four states – Vermont, Maine Hawaii and Alaska. Vermont was the first state to ban them in 1968. (Source: Adweek)
- The Louvre was built in Paris in 1190 as a fortress in case the Vikings ever raided the country. It didn't become a museum until 1793. (Source: USA Today)
- "Graffiti" is plural. The singular form of the word is "graffito." (Source: Oxford Dictionaries)
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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