Wild Facts About Sharks, Mosquitos, O.J. Simpson & More (7.9.21)
Every weekday during Middays with Adam (10am-3pm), Adam shares some facts and trivia in a fun 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:
- Sharks can have up to 3,000 teeth . . . and when they lose one, it grows back. That's because their teeth aren't like ours . . . their teeth are actually like scales on a fish, so they can regenerate. (Source: Enchanted Learning)
- If 1.1 million mosquitoes bit you at the same time, they'd drain all of your blood. (Source: Business Insider)
- The top three most popular colors in international flags are red (74%), white (71%), and blue (50%). (Source: CRW Flags)
- NBC created its peacock logo in 1956 because peacocks are multicolored. RCA owned NBC at the time, and thought a multicolored logo might inspire people to buy color TVs. (Source: Wikipedia)
- A doctor diagnosed the injuries that the two Wet Bandits suffer during "Home Alone"1 and 2 and figured out 23 of those injuries would've killed them. (Source: Slash Film)
- If you don't include Super Bowls, the biggest delivery day in Domino's Pizza history is . . . the day of the O.J. Simpson Bronco chase in June of 1994. (Source: CNN)
- When margarine was first created, it was illegal to make it the same color as butter, so manufacturers dyed it yellow. But eventually margarine became more popular than butter . . . so butter manufacturers started dying their butter yellow. (Source: The Society Pages)
- Mosquitoes like biting people with type O blood more than any other blood type. Other things that attract them are sweat . . . having alcohol in your bloodstream . . . being pregnant . . . and wearing black, dark blue, or red. (Source: Smithsonian Mag)
- The name of the easternmost point of all the U.S. territories is Point Udall in the U.S. Virgin Islands. And the name of the westernmost point of all the U.S. territories is . . . Point Udall in Guam. (Source: Wikipedia)
- Chocolate milk was invented in Jamaica in the 1400s. An Irish botanist visiting Jamaica in the 1700s took the idea back to Europe and started selling it. (Source: Smithsonian Mag)
For more fun facts to get you through your workday, tune in to Middays with Adam weekdays from 10am-3pm on Mix 94.9!
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