Believe It or No Recap: Fun Facts Week of 3/15
Every weekday about 3:15pm, 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:
- A blue whale's tongue can weigh as much as an elephant, and their heart can weigh as much as a car. (Source: National Geographic)
- Michael Jordan got his degree in "cultural geography" from the University of North Carolina, because his backup plan after basketball was to be a weatherman. (Source: Huffpost)
- Tattoos are considered medical procedures in South Korea, so only doctors can legally do them. (Source: InkedMag)
- Beer is made by converting the starch in a grain to sugar, then fermenting it to turn it into alcohol. That means sake is technically a beer, because that's exactly how it's made with rice. (Source: KansasCity.com)
- Best Buy was originally called Sound of Music. They launched in 1966, and the name wasn't changed to Best Buy until 1983. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Chick-fil-A launched in 1946, but it was called the Dwarf Grill. The name was changed in 1961. (Source: Chick-Fil-A.com)
- There are 242 different ways to make change for a dollar using just quarters, dimes, nickels, and pennies. (Source: MAA.org)
- Toronto and Montreal, Canada are both further south than Seattle. (Source: SeattleTimes.com)
- There are 16 stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame where people are only identified by one name including Houdini, Liberace, Pink, Roseanne, Shakira, Slash, Sting, and Usher. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Catfish have the best sense of taste of any animal . . . they have more than 100,000 taste buds all over their bodies. Humans have about 10,000 taste buds, and they're all on our tongue. Chickens have the fewest, with just 24. (Source: LiveScience.com)
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