Weird Christmas Facts

The Weird Things site has an article listing various weird facts about Christmas, including:

Kris Kringel, a man in his 40s, lives in North Pole, Alaska, and delivers pizzas for a living.

Read more at the link above, or visit the Weird Things homepage for more weird and random information, including Penguin Gets Wet in Water So Needs a Wetsuit.

FYI, this site contains photos and material which may be offensive to some.  The 2 articles I’ve listed are fine, but just be aware before you go clicking around the rest of the site.

Bumper Stickers, Road Rage, and Cheesy Advertising

Did you know that the more bumper stickers a person has on their car, the more prone they are to road rage?  Those were the findings of a recent Colorado State University study, according to an article regarding bumper stickers on nwautos.com.

The article also traces the origin of bumper stickers back to an advertising campaign in Kansas City in the 1930s.  Leave it to us Americans to invent the cheesiest form of advertising ever.

Anyway, I thought the article was interesting.  Check it out if you have a minute.

George Bush was a Cheerleader (Seriously)

According to the folks at galink.net, George W. was not only a cheerleader, he was the head cheerleader at Phillips Academy, a prep school in Andover, Massachusetts.  Read more weird facts about U.S. Presidents in galink.net’s article 12 Things You Didn’t Know About U.S. Presidents, including this one:

The 18th U.S. president, Ulysses S. Grant was born Hiram Ulysses Grant, but he changed his name because he did not like his monogram, HUG.

I guess cuddly is not the image a United States President wants to project.