Five Friday Fun Facts

20 Jan

Blog Post #272

Ah… the end of the work week. We’re tired (and maybe a little stressed) from a long five-day stint at the office. Time for Friday Fun Facts.

Can there be a better way to relax and have a little chuckle than to explore a little trivia?

For instance, did you know that…?

…you can burn up to 350 calories a day when you are sitting — when you fidget, rather than remaining still.  Tapping your foot, jiggling your leg, or even twiddling your thumbs can actually help you lose weight! That’s my kind of exercise regime!

eiffiel-tower

…there are 1,665 steps lead up to the top of the Eiffel Tower. If you are thinking of climbing them the next time you are in Paris — I hope you will be wearing your most comfy walking shoes!

…in 2014, Cards against Humanity bought an island in Maine to preserve wildlife. Hawaii 2, as it is now called, was initially purchased for CAH’s 2014 Holiday Bullshit campaign as a gift to their 250,000 subscribers. The island is now open to the public for camping and hiking.

trees

…75,000 trees  could be saved by recycling a single run of the Sunday New York Times and if all newspapers were recycled, that number would rise to 250,000 trees.

…in 1952, Mr. Potato Head, was the first toy to be advertised on television.  The toy originally was comprised of face pieces that were then stuck in potatoes to make funny faces. The ad featured the Hasbro mascot introducing the vegetable “disguise kit” to a couple of children. Watch the ad here:

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