Believe It Or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (July 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:
- Approximately one out of every eight workers in the U.S. has worked for McDonald's at some point in their lives. (Source: Archive/nytimes.com)
- The largest pyramid in the world is in Mexico, not Egypt. It's called the Great Pyramid of Cholula and it's covered in grass and trees . . . and it has a church built on top, so you can't even tell it's there. (Source: Science Alert)
- PG-13 movies are allowed to use the "F word" once . . . but only if it's used in anger and doesn't directly refer to sex. (Source: Polygon)
- Martha Stewart once dated Anthony Hopkins . . . but she broke up with him because she couldn't stop associating him with Hannibal Lecter from "The Silence of the Lambs". (Source: Hollywood.com)
- The average person will take about 216.3 million steps in their lifetime . . . which is the equivalent of walking all the way around the Earth five times. (Source: Snowbrains.com)
- Portland, Oregon was named by a coin flip . . . the other name option was Boston. The two guys who founded the city were from Boston, Massachusetts and Portland, Maine. The guy from Maine won the toss and named the city Portland. (Source: Mental Floss)
- The guy who invented the "upside-down" ketchup bottles with the opening at the bottom instead of the top sold his company to Heinz in 1995 for $13 million. (Source: Mcclatchydc.com)
- The reason baseball and basketball teams wear dark jerseys for road games is because the away teams originally didn't have access to washing machines, so they needed the darker jerseys to conceal dirt. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Johnson & Johnson was founded by THREE guys named Johnson, not two like the name implies. They were all brothers: Robert, James, and Edward Johnson. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Paul McCartney wrote "Let It Be", and then sent it to Aretha Franklin. She recorded it, but held up the release for so long, The Beatles decided to just do it themselves. (Source: LostAndSound.wordpress)
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