Random Friday Facts Number 2

Enjoy this selection of Random Friday Facts.

Categorized, they are facts about: Phobias, Pop Culture, Reading, Wildlife, History, Food, WWII.

1. Cherophobia is the irrational fear of fun or happiness.

2. Movie trailers were originally shown after the movie, which is why they were called trailers.

3. Reading makes you seem sexier to women. A study showed reading makes you seem more intelligent, which is looked upon favorably by women. Therefore, the more you read, the more appealing you become to women.

4. Eagles are known as apex predators. This means they are at the top of their ecosystem’s food chain. That means they must be strong and powerful against their prey so it comes as no surprise that they are strong enough to carry away a young deer.

5. St. Lucia is the only country in the world named after a woman.

6. In the 1980s, Pablo Escobar's Medellin Cartel was spending $2,500 a month for rubber bands to bundle their cash.

7. Kool-Aid was originally marketed as Fruit Smack.

8. The string on boxes of Animal Crackers cookies was originally placed there so the box could be hung from a Christmas tree.

9. Casualties on D-Day were stunning. German casualties have been estimated at 4,000 to 9,000 men. Allied casualties were documented for at least 10,000, with 4,414 confirmed dead. (My dad, a young farm boy from Mississippi, landed at Normandy on D-Day. He could never talk about that day.)

June 6 of this year was the 77th anniversary of D-Day. If you're a World War II buff or you're just interested, there's a trivia book you might like. The World War 2 Trivia Book: Interesting Stories and Random Facts from the Second World War (Volume 1).

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