Five Random Facts for Tuesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Hum, Croatia is the smallest town in the world.  The town is smaller than a football field, and has a population of just two dozen people.  Still, Hum has a museum, an inn, two churches, and even a unique liqueur called ‘biska’ which can’t be found anywhere else in the world.

2.  Vanna White has worn a different dress on every single episode of “Wheel of Fortune”, more than 7,000 total.  But she doesn’t get to keep them.

3.  If you made $5,000-a-day since Christopher Columbus first arrived in America, you still wouldn’t have $1 billion today.  You’d finally get there in 2040.  (And because the finance nerds will ask, this is without compounding.)

4.  There were proposals in the 1600s to use an upside-down or crooked exclamation point as a way to show the sentence was ironic or sarcastic.  (If only they knew how valuable this could be to a future society when we only communicate in brief lines of text.)

5.  There’s a patron saint of television.  It’s St. Clare of Assisi, and the Pope made her the patron saint of TV in 1958.

(Shipped Away / InStyle / Allegheny Campus / The Marginalian / Wikipedia)