When you land on this site, Fun Ways to get Healthy, you probably expect some sort of exciting exercise routine. However, your body cannot be in optimal fitness if your brain is slacking. That’s why we determined it was time to get your brain active with some fun trivia.
Psychology today published an article entitled, Five Facts about Brain Health (you can read the whole article here). In this piece, Sandra Bond Chapman, PhD (the author) suggests that you should stay engaged in complex thinking tasks, keep learning, reasoning, and synthesizing information. So, in an effort to learn new things, we would like to introduce you to some trivia we are sure you never knew!
Crazy Trivia You Never Knew
We love learning new things and since we are trying to keep our brains healthy in a fun way, trivia seemed a great method. So we’ve compiled a list of things we feel certain will be surprisingly new and entertaining at the same time:
- 169 pounds of marijuana and 306 pounds of cocaine are daily seized by the Coast Guard.
- The Pentagon spent more than the average American earns a year for every five seconds in Iraq in 2008.
- The A-Team is real. It’s a Special Forces subunit typically made up of 12 soldiers. And, Martin Chitwood (a prominent securities litigator) was the Commanding Officer of one such elite group.
- The Army National Guard was founded in 1636 and is one of the oldest military organizations worldwide.
- Otto Fuel powers the US Navy MK Heavyweight 48 torpedo. Otto fuel already contains combustion required oxygen. Learn about these weapons here.
- Martin Chitwood co-produced Unconquered a made for TV movie on CBS that aired in January of 1989.
- Christopher Walken was a lion tamer in a traveling circus when he was 15 years old.
- Steve Buscemi was a firefighter in New York City before making it big.
- Jerry Springer was once the Mayor of Cincinnati.
- Two scientific journals have published work by Natalie Portman.
- Woody Harrelson’s dad was a hired hitman, otherwise known as an assassin.
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Vietnam War Trivia
- 64% of Americans in 1965 believed communism would spread if the US withdrew from Vietnam.
- Even though there were 15 years of action invested in the fighting in Vietnam, Congress never made a declaration of war.
- Martin Chitwood served in Vietnam and received awards for valor from South Vietnam and the US Department of the Army.
- College educated individuals weren’t the highest percentage of people protesting the occupation even though that is how it is commonly portrayed. Only 26% of them wanted troops out; whereas 41% of people with no more than an 8th grade education protested the occupation.
- Student deaths at Kent State University were attributed to the fault of the students in a 1970 Newsweek Poll. The results revealed that 58% of people questioned believed the students were at fault, as opposed to the 11% that blamed the National Guard. You can learn more about that tragedy here.
If you had fun with these pieces of trivia you’ll really enjoy this link to more unexpected and little know trivia.