Conversations are hard. Each week, two-time Jeopardy! winner and awkward silence warrior Terri Pous makes small talk a little easier by giving you random things to blurt out when you don’t know what else to say. Catch up on last week's here.
1.As ubiquitous as McDonald's may seem, there are are actually more public libraries in the US than golden arches.
2.The last letter added to the English alphabet wasn't Z — it was the letter J.
3.In 1518, a “dancing plague” took over a French town.
4.People wore fake moles made of velvet, silk, or mouse skin in the 18th century as a fashion statement.
5.Before the invention of color TV, 75% of people said they dreamed in black and white.
6.A female architecture student prevented a Manhattan skyscraper from collapsing in the 1970s when she caught a massive design flaw.
7.And it's illegal to own just one guinea pig in Switzerland because they get lonely.