Here are some random facts for you . . .
1. Purple Skittles aren’t grape in other countries. In England and Australia they’re black currant.
2. It’s illegal to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night. And France actually catches people when they post them on social media.
3. A Hungarian fencer named Pal Szekeres won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Then he became disabled after a bus accident, and went on to win six medals in wheelchair fencing at the Paralympics.
That makes him the only person who’s won medals at the Olympics before a disability, then at the Paralympics when he was disabled.
4. The average person passes gas 14 times a day.
5. Mary Shelley got the idea for “Frankenstein” from a nightmare.
A woman named Danielle Perez won two prizes on “The Price Is Right” yesterday . . . a treadmill and a sauna. The only problem is, Danielle lost her LEGS in an accident ten years ago, and uses a WHEELCHAIR.
Naturally that made it awkward when the prizes were revealed, but Drew Carey didn’t address it . . . although he seemed to speed through the pricing game. Danielle didn’t address it either . . . but she’s been Tweeting about it.
She said they don’t offer cash equivalents, and the sauna isn’t wheelchair accessible. Obviously it was all an unfortunate coincidence . . . but some people think the show should’ve made sure it DIDN’T happen.
Luckily Danielle threw water on the ‘outrage.’ She Tweeted, quote, “Oh come on! Isn’t it the most hilarious though? If winning it was wrong, I don’t want to be right. I’m still cracking up.”
She also Tweeted a screenshot of her reaction on the show, with the caption, quote, “When you win a treadmill on national TV, but you have no feet.”
(Danielle probably isn’t the first person to win prizes she couldn’t use, and she can always gift or sell them. Still, “The Price Is Right” should offer cash equivalents. And if they don’t, Ellen DeGeneres or someone else will.)