Fun facts and strange news

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – Here’s some fun facts to help get you through the day and look like the most informed person at the water cooler.

– The title for “Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” was censored in several other countries.  In Finland it was “The Spy Who Bumped Me” . . . Croatia had “The Spy Who Groped Me” . . . and China had “The Spy Who Liked Me a Lot”.

–  Between parts and labor, it would cost approximately $878 million to build the Great Pyramid of Giza today.

–  Until the 1960s, the most reliable pregnancy test was injecting a woman’s pee into a frog.  If she was pregnant, her hormones would cause a fungus to grow on its back.

–  The word “selfie” was used for the first time on an online message board in Australia in 2002.  A guy posted a photo of his lip after he cut it drinking at a friend’s 21st birthday party.

–  Nazi Germany claimed part of Antarctica in 1939.  There are lots of theories why . . . from setting up a naval base to contacting UFOs.

(Wikipedia / Mashable / Slate / BBC / Google Books)

 Strange and trending news:

– Would DROPPING ACID make you better at your job?  A new study is testing a theory that taking a small dose of LSD makes people more creative, productive, and even focused.  (Full Story)

-The top things parents miss about not having kids include being lazy on the weekend . . . having a clean house . . . spending money without feeling guilty . . . taking a bath without being interrupted . . . and getting a full night’s sleep more often.  (Full Story)

-A new study found the best and worst cities for raising a family, based on everything from the cost of living to playgrounds per capita.  The best are Overland Park, Kansas and Irvine, California . . . and the worst are Newark, New Jersey and Detroit.  (Full Story)

-Two guys in Houston were at a McDonald’s in July and they noticed a blank wall.  So they made a fake ad featuring themselves, had it printed, snuck it into the store, hung it up . . . and now, almost two months later, it’s still up.  (Full Story)

-There’s a restaurant in Montana that offers your age as a percent-off if you eat there on your birthday . . . like if you’re turning 29, you get 29% off.  And a woman who just turned 109 took full advantage of it . . . she got her meal free AND 9% cash back.  (Full Story)

–  The guy from Starbucks who created the Pumpkin Spice Latte back in 2003 just did an interview where he says it didn’t do well in focus groups, and they thought it would be a, quote, “long shot.”  But as soon as it went on sale, it immediately became a hit.  (Full Story)

–  There’s a rumor that’s says that passing gas burns 67 calories.  Well, unfortunately, it’s not true . . . according to a gastroenterologist, you burn NO calories when you break wind.  (Full Story)

–  Here’s the newest dating term for you.  “Curving” is when someone probably isn’t into you but keeps texting with you anyway with minimal effort.  Like, if you text someone a lot of messages and they respond back a few hours later with the thumbs up emoji, that’s curving.  (Full Story)

–  Well this is just confusing:  A loose kangaroo has been spotted in AUSTRIA.  Not Australia, Austria.  The police are trying to track it down and figure out where it came from.  (Full Story)

–  The cops in Virginia got a call from a mall on Monday about a guy who was harassing people . . . by using his ventriloquist dummy to yell insults at them.  By the time the cops got there, he was gone.  (Full Story)

–  A guy in Wisconsin recently found out his co-worker was his biological FATHER after his adoptive mom noticed he was friends with him on Facebook.  (Full Story)