24 Funny News Facts. - Random Facts

Published : 2014-12-21 (over 3 years Ago) - Last updated over 2 years Ago

24 Funny news facts

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1. There are more than 1500 newspapers, 1100 magazines, 9000 radio stations, 1500 TV stations, 2400 publishers, owned by only 3 corporations.
2. There is a small scroll of newspaper at the base of cocktail umbrellas that can be unrolled and read like a fortune cookie.
3. 90% of U.S. media (TV, radio, news) is owned by only 6 corporations.
4. The least used category of emoji are the “reading materials”—the book, the pile of books, the newspapers.
5. According to a study, liberals favor CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio and The New York Times as news sources.
6. The Wall Street Journal is the only news organization trusted by majorities of both strong liberals and conservatives.
7. Women feel more pressure to smile at the happy news of others more than men, according to a study.
8. When news broke of Zayn Malik leaving One Direction, 220 people in the UK phoned the Employer Advice Service requesting compassionate leave.
9. Walt Disney was fired from his job at a local newspaper in Missouri for 'not being creative enough.'
10. On average, women get more stressed than men when they read bad news stories.
11. A Baltimore TV producer once told Oprah that she was "unfit for television news."
12. People who get their news from Twitter tend to be more educated than those who get their news from Facebook.
13. People who get their news from Twitter are more educated than those who get their news from Facebook.
14. 30% of the general population gets their news from Facebook.
15. Seth MacFarlane was paid to draw weekly comics for his local newspaper when he was just 9 years old.
16. Our brain has a Negativity bias causing you to continually look for bad news.
17. U.S. adults who get their news from Twitter are younger and more educated on average than people who get their news from Facebook.
18. 1 in 5 comments on online news articles are negative.
19. Small animals such as flies and hummingbirds experience time in slow motion, which is why they can avoid your newspaper swats.
20. The historic news of the first manned powered flight by the Wright Brothers first appeared in the magazine Gleanings in Bee Culture.
21. The first advertising jingles were written down in newspapers: readers were expected to sing them themselves.
22. The Economist describes Rupert Murdoch as "inventing the modern tabloid", as he developed a pattern for his newspapers, increasing sports and scandal coverage and adopting eye catching headlines.
23. It takes about 63, 000 trees to make the newsprint for the average Sunday edition of The New York Times.
24. The word 'News' is actually an acronym standing for the 4 cardinal compass points North, East, West, and South.
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