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      I Didn’t Know That ... Bet You Didn’t Know It Either

      Fascinating trivia facts                           Which Is The Southernmost City In The Continental   Why Do Doctors And Nurses Get Sick Less Often Than
      compiled by Stanley                                United States?                                    Their Patients?
      Morgenbesser                                         Key West is the southernmost city in the contiguous     They don’t touch their faces! Usually, the transmission
      What  Was  The  First                              United States. One of the most popular things to do in Key   of illnesses is from hands, noses, eyes, and mouths.
      Chain  Of  Hamburger                               West is to snap a photo with the colorful buoy marking   Use a tissue or your forearm. Also if you chew your
      Restaurants In The United                          the southernmost point of the United States. Sitting at the   fingernails you should make every effort to stop this
      States?                                            intersection of Whitehead and South streets, the striped   nasty habit; under your nails is a good place for bacteria
        The first White Castle                           buoy is just 90 miles north of Cuba. Next to it you’ll also   to accumulate, and putting them in your mouth is a
      location opened in                                 find a plaque dedicated to Cubans who have lost their   surefire way of allowing them to enter your body. Doctors
      1921, making it the first                          lives trying to reach America. Today it is one of the most   and nurses are used to washing hands after contact with
      American fast-food burger                          visited and photographed attractions in the United States.  patients, and they do so even after work hours when
      chain. White Castle is also                        How Much Money Did Marilyn Monroe Receive For     they don’t come in contact with other people. Using a
      generally credited as the first fast-food chain in the United   Her Clothes?                         hand sanitizer just doesn’t cut it; they reduce the number
      States. Founder Bill Ingram used $700 to open the starting     Monroe’s closet has a history of selling for some pretty   of microbes we carry on our hands but don’t eliminate
      location and started serving the chain’s signature burgers.   insane  prices.  Her  spangled  dress  worn  while  singing   them. In addition, wipe the shopping cart handle with
      The  chain  is  known  for  its  small,  square  hamburgers,   Happy Birthday to Kennedy sold for well over $1.2   an antibacterial wet wipe, in light of a study published
      sometimes referred to as “sliders.” The burgers were   million, and the famous white dress worn in The Seven-  in 2012, in which 72 percent of the shopping carts were
      initially priced at 5 cents until 1929, and remained at 10   Year Itch went for the same price as the crypt above her:   found to contain harmful bacteria, 51 percent of which
      cents until 1949. On Jan. 14, 2014, Time labeled the White   $4.6 million. Tommy Hilfiger bought a pair of her Levis   are E. coli bacteria.
      Castle slider the most influential burger of all time.   for $42,500 and then gifted them to a young Britney   Which Country Has The Tallest Population?
      Twenty-seven  People  Died  Building The  Brooklyn   Spears.                                           The average height being 6 feet, the Dutch people
      Bridge. Who Was The First One To Die?              What Should You Use To Clean The Surface Of Your   are the tallest in the world. Something must be in that
        The most bizarre death was actually the first one:   Electronics?                                  European water, as Germany, Denmark, and Norway
      John Roebling, the Brooklyn Bridge’s designer and chief     Electronics such as computers, laptops and cell phones,   populations aren’t too far below the Dutch.
      engineer, died suddenly of a freak accident just weeks   are a breeding ground for germs and bacteria. Therefore,   When Will The Sun Burn Out?
      before construction kicked off. While he was taking a   disinfecting them regularly is a must. Rubbing alcohol is     Five billion years from now, in fact – before the sun
      compass reading at the East River, a boat smashed into   one of the best things you can use. Simply dab some on a   turns into a red giant and engulfs our planet. So far, the
      his foot and crushed some of his toes. Two weeks later,   cotton ball and use it to clean the surface of your phone,   star that powers our solar system has burned about half
      Roebling was dead from tetanus.                    mouse, and keyboard.                              of its hydrogen reserves, which is impressive considering
                                                                                                           the star converts about 600 million tons of hydrogen into
                                                                                                           energy per second. But beware: Living creatures will
                                                                                                           likely need to hightail it off the planet long before we
                                                                                                           get eaten up by the sun. Within the next billion years, the
                                                                                                           sun will grow so large it will boil our oceans and make
                                                                                                           Earth uninhabitable.
                                                                                                           Which State Has The Largest Percentage Of Adults
                                                                                                           Still Living With Their Parents?
                                                                                                             New Jersey! Census data indicates that nearly 47
                                                                                                           percent of New Jersey’s 18- to 34-year-olds are living
                                                                                                           in their parents’ homes. While the Garden State has the
                                                                                                           highest proportion of so-called boomerang kids, they are
                                                                                                           not alone. More than 40 percent of Connecticut and New
                                                                                                           York millennials are living with their parents, as well.
               3  Are you approaching age 65?                                                              Nationally, just over a third of adults under 35 are living
                                                                                                           in their parents’ homes. North Dakota has the lowest
               3  Have you recently moved to a new service area?                                           percentage of grown kids living with their parents.
               3  Are you leaving your employer group coverage?                                            Which Is The Largest Country That Doesn’t Have A
                                                                                                           Single Farm?
          Florida Blue may have the Medicare Advantage plan you are looking for. If one of these situations applies     Singapore. Old McDonald doesn’t live here. This city-
          to you, you don’t have to wait for the Annual Enrollment Period — you may be able to enroll today!  state is the largest country in the world that doesn’t have
                                                                                                           a single farm. The island is so developed that almost all
                                                                                                           of its land is occupied by urban buildings. Instead, the
                                                                                                           nation imports food from all over the world to feed its
                                                                                                           5-plus million citizens.

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