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Giving someone bunny ears has a not so wholesome story…

Here are some fun facts to help you get through the day and look like the most knowledgeable person at the water cooler…

Fun (and less fun) facts:

  • The number “420” was associated with marijuana in 1971 when a group of stoners from San Rafael High School in California met at 4:20 p.m. to smoke. They said 420 as a code, and it started spreading from there.
  • The “bunny ears” hand gesture was originally called “cuckold horns”. . . and people held it behind a guy’s head if they knew his wife was cheating on him.
  • The electricity needed to charge your phone every night for a year costs about 50 cents.
  • There are approximately 82 million Koreans in the world. . . and all use only 250 surnames.
  • The flag the Apollo 11 astronauts planted on the moon comes from Sears. A NASA employee bought it off the shelf for $5.50 just before the mission.

(Snopes / Wikipedia / Oracle / IB Times / Sky and Telescope)

Weird and trending news:

  • A woman in Australia got upset when she saw merchandise for mothers that said “Mom” instead of “MUM”, which is used there. She said: ‘I don’t want my kids giving me presents with ‘mom’ on them. I am not american. It’s just not Australian. (Full story) (Well, his outrage over this sounds very American.)
  • Texas State Troopers must meet new WAISTLINE requirements or face consequences. Men with waist sizes over 40 inches and women over 35 inches will now be required to track and share their weight loss efforts. (Full story)
  • Disney ranks #1 in the latest “Brand Intimacy” study, which ranks brands based on their EMOTIONS. Tesla is #2, followed by Apple, Sony and YouTube. (Full story)
  • Still frustrated with gas prices? Autotrader has named the top 10 ELECTRIC vehicles for 2022. The Chevrolet Bolt / Bolt EUV is #1. (Full story)
  • An Indiana sheriff received a special bravery award after being attacked by a SQUIRREL. It also included a bronze squirrel. (Full story)
  • A truck was left stuck on a bridge in Tennessee, and when officers investigated, they found hundreds of pounds of marijuana inside. A 54-year-old woman has been charged. She told officers she left it because the gas was out. (Full story)
  • A small, persistent woodpecker in Canada is trying to punch a hole in the world’s biggest hockey stick. (Full story)
  • President Biden was asked if people should continue to wear masks on planes, and he said, in quotes, “That’s up to them.” (Full story)

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