Believe It or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (April 3)
Every weekday about 3:20pm, Adam shares some facts and trivia in a fun little 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:
- Easter Island got its name because a Dutch explorer landed there on Easter Sunday in 1722. (Source: Wikipedia)
- There are seven countries in Europe that are smaller than Rhode Island: Vatican City, Monaco, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Malta, Andorra, and Luxembourg. (Source: Skyscanner.net)
- The first color cartoon TV series was "Colonel Bleep" in 1957. It was about an alien who lived on a fictional island on Earth. That’s not to be confused with Flip the Frog Fiddlesticks, which was the world’s first cartoon short with synchronized sound. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. (Source: Ponderweasel.com)
- Purple Skittles aren't grape in other countries. In England and Australia they're black currant. (Source: Atlasobscura.com)
- Disney World in Florida is legally authorized to build and operate its own nuclear power plant. The odds they actually do it are very low, though. (Source: Citylab.com)
- Broccoli has almost twice as much vitamin C as oranges. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Astronauts can vote from space. And not by absentee ballot . . . they vote on a computer that sends an encrypted message to the county clerk where they live. (Source: TheAtlantic.com)
- Golf balls have an average of 336 dimples, but they can have anywhere between 300 and 500. (Source: Van.Physics.Illinois.edu)
- Wendy's serves square burger patties as a symbol that the company doesn't cut corners. (Source: Thrillist)
Join Adam weekdays around 3:20pm for Believe it or No!
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