Five Random Facts for Monday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  In 2021, Lego used the sound of its bricks to create a relaxing “white noise” album.  It’s streaming on Apple Music and Spotify.

2.  Around 25% of the words we use every day are the 10 most common words in English:  The, be, to, of, and, a, in, that, have, and I.

3.  There are only a few words in English that have two u’s in a row, and most of them are obscure.  The three most common ones are vacuum, continuum, and muumuu, although that came into English from Hawaiian.

4.  Only one disco album ever won a Grammy for Album of the Year:  The “Saturday Night Fever” soundtrack.  It’s also one of only three movie soundtracks to win that award, along with “The Bodyguard” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”.

5.  The oldest university in the Americas is National University of San Marcos in Peru.  It’s been continuously running since May of 1551.

(The Guardian / Reader’s Digest / Jakub Marian / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)