Believe It or No Recap: Fun Facts Week of 3/9/20
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:
- The two busiest Costcos in the United States are both in Hawaii . . . one in Honolulu and one in Maui. (Source: Bulk Traveler)
- George Washington is the only president who never lived in the White House. It wasn't even built when he was president. (Source: MountVernon.org)
- There are only eight countries that don't have an official language: Pakistan . . . Ethiopia . . . Somalia . . . Eritrea . . . Costa Rica . . . Australia. . . the U.K. . . . and the U.S. (Source: EnglishLanguagefaqs.com)
- Papua New Guinea has the most unique languages of any country. About 12% of the languages in the world are only spoken there, even though it's an island country about the size of California.
- The word "mafia" is never used in "The Godfather" as part of a deal the producers made with the mafia to get their support for production. (Source: Wikipedia)
- "Bohemian Rhapsody" started the music video trend. Queen made a promotional video for the song in 1975, and it was such a hit that record companies started making videos for all hit songs. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Ripley's Believe It or Not and Guinness World Records have the same owner. It's a Canadian company called the Jim Pattison Group. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Ronald Reagan was a lifeguard in high school and he saved 77 people from drowning. (Source: Miller Center)
- Alaska is the only state without a law school. (Although the Seattle University School of Law has started running a satellite campus there to teach some classes related to Alaska-specific law.) (Source: Wikipedia)
- When lions are mating, they get-it-on between 20 and 40 times a day. They do it so much they basically stop having time to eat. (Source: Io9.Gizmodo.com)