Do you love trivia games?  Finding out random bits of information?

Here are five random facts to help you get through your day, or that you can use to impress your friends - or not...Here are today's five random facts:

1.  Americans will eat 1.25 billion chicken wings during the Super Bowl this year.

2.  It would take about 5 million house flies to lift you up off the ground and help YOU fly away.  It would take about 437,000 bees . . . 65,000 butterflies . . . 11,000 hummingbirds . . . 441 pigeons . . . or 16 bald eagles.

3. Clarence Crane, the guy who invented Life Savers candy, sold the patent for $2,900 before they got popular.  His son, Hart Crane, was a famous American poet who ended up committing suicide . . . by jumping off a boat.

4.  "Goodbye" is actually a shortened version of the phrase "God be with you."

5.  Oreos are a knockoff of Hydrox cookies, NOT vice versa.  Hydrox debuted in 1908, Oreo debuted in 1912.

(PR Newswire / The Straight Dope / Wikipedia / Wiktionary / Wikipedia)

 

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