Just when you think you’d heard it all, some weird and crazy fact comes along that leaves you dumbfounded. Some are funny and some not-so-funny, but one thing they all have in common is that they are all little known tidbits of information that somehow seems to have slipped through the cracks. Actually, it’s a shame that more people aren’t aware of some of these little-known scraps of info because if they were known, they could be life changers.
Color Me Green
When you grow up using a specific product it would seem almost unimaginable that it ever came in some other size, shape, color or flavor. This is even true of the iconic Coca Cola. Did you know that this all-time favorite soda pop was originally green?
Many OTC Drugs Are Just as Habit Forming as Heroin
In the not too distant past, pharmacies in many states were legally able to sell opioid pain relievers and cough suppressants. It is reported that a few states still sell a product called Cheratussin AC that contains codeine along with the non-prescription cough expectorant, guaifenesin. Codeine, being a narcotic, is highly addictive. If you weren’t aware of the fact that your cough medicine is habit forming and you feel you have a problem, contact your local rehab center for thorough testing and recommended treatments.
Monopoly Holds the Monopoly on Printed Money
The popular game Monopoly made its first appearance in 1903, more than 100 years ago, and has been a favorite game with families ever since. It is so popular, in fact, that more paper Monopoly money is printed each and every day than is printed by the United States Treasury. Now that’s one weird and crazy fact!
No, we’re not talking about the famous British novel or the later award-winning British television series, Upstairs Downstairs, but rather this odd fact refers to your average dairy cow. Did you know that it is possible to lead a cow up a flight of stairs but you cannot get that very same cow to walk down the stairs again? No one seems to have an answer as to why this is true but it does lead one to wonder how to get that massive creature back outdoors again once you’ve proven you can lead it up the stairs. Also, you’d better hope there are no ‘accidents’ along the way as no one has probably ever taught a cow how to behave in polite company!
Just Who Is Trying to Take Church out of State?
In recent years there has been a great deal of controversy over all the Supreme Court rulings that disallowed prayer before civic events and mandated that court houses remove the Ten Commandments from the grounds because ‘you can’t mix church and state.’ Then, can someone explain why the city with the highest per capita viewers who watch TV evangelists is Washington, D.C.? That’s one crazy fact that just doesn’t seem to add up!
Life is full of crazy surprises that have a factual foundation. These are just a few weird and crazy facts that you have probably never heard. Now that you have, aren’t you glad you did?