Yes, summer is just about over and the kids are back in school. I have actually had to stop twice for school buses already this week. This month I thought we would have some fun and not fill our mind with lots of medical details. So let’s start with some facts that we would normally never think about. We all love to pick up new and interesting trivial facts. There are all sorts of things that we don’t know and find interesting to discover. I am going to list a few that I find entertaining and hope you too will enjoy them:
- The first credit card was created because of the embarrassment of a gentleman who had to pay for dinner and accidentally left his wallet home.
- Honey is the only food that will never rot. Honey can last 3000 years.
- Sylvester Stallone was so poor he had to sell his dog for $50. A week later he sold his first manuscript for Rocky and bought the dog back for $3,000.
- The horsehead used in THE GODFATHER was real.
- You are 22 more times likely to be killed by a cow than by a shark.
- Chocolate magnet Milton Hershey canceled his reservations for the Titanic at the last minute due to business matters.
- M&M’s were created in 1941 as a means for soldiers to enjoy chocolate without the chocolate melting in their hands.
- Every day your heart creates enough energy to drive a truck for 20 miles.
- Laughing 100 times is equivalent to 15 minutes of exercise on a stationary bicycle.
- 1 in 8 American workers has been employed by McDonalds.
- There is a teddy bear in every Dutch police car in case something troublesome happens to a child.
- Kissing someone is more sanitary than shaking hands if you want to avoid a cold.
- The longest recorded marriage lasted 91 years & 12 days.
Spending money on others yields more happiness than spending money on yourself.
- Instead of ‘Once upon a time,’ many of the Korean folktales begin with ‘Back when tigers used to smoke.’
- A man in California got a personalized license plate that read, ‘NO PLATE’ and he received more than 25,000 tickets.
And my favorite is: the key to happiness is spending your money on experiences rather than on possessions. Hopefully with the fall and holiday season quickly approaching all of us, you have a schedule filled with interesting travel, quality time with family, awesome entertainment and socialization, and many fun-filled experiences ahead. Remember to laugh a lot, give a big hug to someone you care about and just enjoy…