Five Random Facts for Wednesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Almost all Arctic predators, from wolves to eagles, rely on squirrels as a food source.

2.  The flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina is blue with a yellow triangle and white stars, and all of that is intentionally random.  The ethnic groups in the country couldn’t agree on a compromise, so the flag has meaningless colors and symbols.

3.  The Post-It Note was invented by accident, by a scientist at 3M who was actually trying to create a really STRONG adhesive.  Even the yellow color was by accident, the lab next door only had yellow scrap paper for them to use.

4.  Electric Light Orchestra has the record for the most Top 40 hits without a number one.  They had 20 songs make the Billboard Top 40, and no number one.  Their highest-ranked song was “Don’t Bring Me Down”, which hit number four in 1979.

5.  Coca-Cola was offered the chance to buy Pepsi three times between 1922 and 1933, and they turned it down every time.

 

(Phys.org / NY Times / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)