Believe It or No: A Recap of This Week’s Fun Facts (May 8)
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:
- San Marino in Europe is the only country in the world with more cars than people. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Axe body spray is called Lynx in England, Ireland, Australia, China, and New Zealand because of trademark issues. (Source: Wikipedia)
- The Post-It Note was invented by accident, by a scientist at 3M who was actually trying to create a really STRONG adhesive. Even the yellow color was by accident . . . the lab next door only had yellow scrap paper for them to use. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Stella Artois has the oldest logo in the world. It's been used since the brewery was founded in Belgium in 1366. (Source: Time)
- It would actually take five minutes for a rag soaked in chloroform to knock someone unconscious . . . not the two seconds it takes in movies. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Drowning in cold water gives you a better chance of survival than in warm water. The cold water slows your heartbeat and gives you up to an hour to be resuscitated. In warm water, you're basically done in six minutes or less. (Source: People)
- The inventor of the children's ball pit got the idea when he was looking at pickled onions floating in a jar and thought about what it'd be like to try to crawl through them. (Source: BBC)
- The first escalator was an amusement park ride in Coney Island, New York in 1896. (Source: Untapped Cities)
- The 1987 film "Wall Street" is the only movie that has ever won an Oscar and a Razzie. Michael Douglas won the Oscar for Best Actor . . . and Daryl Hannah won the Razzie for Worst Supporting Actress. (Source: Listal.com)
- It's illegal to get a face, neck, or hand tattoo in Denmark. People still get them anyway . . . but yeah, technically, it's illegal. (Source: The Local)
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