A video of some Japanese guys pulling off crazy ping pong shots is going viral. First they knock over tiny bowling pins. Then it becomes less about the trick shots, and more about being WEIRD.
Like instead of paddles, they use random things like a broom and frying pan. And there’s one point where a guy’s just playing in a suit covered in ping pong balls.
Photo credit: Flicker | Dave Haygarth | Easter Sunday
Easter is on Sunday, and Americans are expected to spend around $2.4 BILLION just on candy. With that in mind, here are five random facts about Easter candy . . .
- Easter is the second-biggest candy holiday of the year. Halloween is first, followed by Easter.
- 87% of parents will buy or make an Easter basket for their kids. And 81% of them will STEAL candy from their kid’s stash.
- 89% of people believe the proper way to eat a chocolate bunny is ears first. 5% like to eat the feet first and 4% go for the tail.
- More than 1.5 BILLION Peeps are consumed each year. And there are 35 flavors of Peeps available each Easter season.
- Americans eat more than 16 million jelly beans during Easter. That’s enough jelly beans to circle the globe three times.
(Wallet Hub / Elite Daily / Bustle)
Five guys who are in a group called “The Warp Zone” uploaded a video of themselves doing an acappella version of the “Mortal Kombat” theme song. It’s pretty random, but they did a decent job covering it.
It’s nice to see a list of things that make us feel good that doesn’t include donuts, porn, cocaine, social media, or punching someone in the face. Maybe we’re NOT crumbling as a society?
A new survey asked 2,000 people to name random little things that make them feel great. Here are the top 10 . . .
- Sleeping on clean sheets.
- Feeling the sun on your face.
- Hearing someone say “Thank you.”
- Finding money.
- Having a little time to yourself.
- Laughing hard.
- Cuddling on the couch.
- Fresh bread.
- Doing something for someone else.
- Feeling clean after a shower.
Here are some random facts for you . . .
- American cheese was invented by a Canadian guy. James Kraft was born in Canada in 1874, moved to Chicago in 1903, and created American cheese in 1916.
- Iowa has the fewest official state items, like state bird, state flower, or state drink . . . they’ve only got eight. Massachusetts has the most . . . they’ve got 44.
- WWE WrestleMania was almost called the Colossal Tussle. That was the name Vince McMahon came up with back in 1985. (WrestleMania 31 is Sunday night.)
- There’s only one person who’s ever won a Nobel Prize AND an Oscar. George Bernard Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925 and the Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay in 1938 . . . both for “Pygmalion”.Al Gore ALMOST won both . . . he got the Nobel Prize, but the Oscar for “An Inconvenient Truth” went to the director, Davis Guggenheim.
- America tried to buy Greenland back in 1946, and offered Denmark $100 million . . . but got turned down.
(Gizmodo / St. Louis Post-Dispatch / Uproxx / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)