Adam’s Fun Facts: Strange Guinness Record, Walmart, Drowning & More!

Today, you will learn about on of the weirdest Guinness World Record in the world!  Plus, what album has spent 923 weeks in the top 200 and why drowning in cold water is better than drowning in warm water!  It’s Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Walmart gets sued approximately 20 times a day. Most of them are employees filing discrimination claims or lawsuits about overtime pay. (Miller & Zois)

2. Drowning in cold water gives you a better chance of survival than in warm water. The cold water slows your heartbeat and gives you up to an hour to be resuscitated. In warm water, you’re basically done in six minutes or less. (People)

3. The album that’s spent the most weeks on the Billboard Top 200 chart is . . . “The Dark Side of the Moon” by Pink Floyd. It’s spent 923 weeks in the top 200, which is almost 18 years. (Wikipedia)

4. There used to be a “Guinness World Record” for most prolific cannibal. It was a tribal chief from Fiji in the 1800s named Ratu Udre Udre who ate between 872 and 999 people. (Google Books)

5. Members of Congress will still get paid during a Governmental shutdown!  For the record, their annual salary is $174,000. (Wikipedia)

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