Friday means it’s the first full weekend of college football! It’s also the start of a three-day weekend for many as we prepare for Labor Day. But most importantly, Friday means a few fun facts! Enjoy…
- A flea can jump 350 times its body length. That’s like a human jumping the length of a football field.
- There are two chickens for every one person.
- 11% of people are left-handed.
- A person burns more calories sleeping than watching TV.
- “Rhythm” is the longest English word with no vowels.
- The turkey was names for what was wrongly thought to be its country of origin.
- Li is the family name for 87 million people in China.
- Time magazine’s “Man of the Year” for 1938 was Adolf Hitler.
- Seven billion gallons of water are flushed down toilets in the U.S. every day.
- Cheetahs only need to drink water every three to four days.
This Date in History
- 1781 the French fleet arrives in Chesapeake Bay to aid in the American Revolution.
- 1871 – Ernest Rutherford was born. (Father of Nuclear Physics for all of my Y12 friends)
- 1905 – Ty Cobb made his major league debut with a double.
- 1930 – Warren Buffet is born.
- 1976 Tom Brokaw becomes the news anchor for the Today Show.
- 2003 – Charles Bronson died.