Today in 1955, the first McDonalds opened in Des Plaines, Ill.

Did you know?

Some amazing facts about McDonalds on its 59th anniversary.

  • McDonalds daily traffic is greater than the population of Great Britain (62 million)
  • Mc D's sells 75 burgers a second.  A SECOND!
  • Mc D's revenue makes it the 90th largest economy in the world ($24 billion)
  • Mc D's hires 1 million workers in the US every year
  • One out of every 8 American workers, at one time, worked for McDonalds
  • Famous former McD workers:  Sharon Stone, Shania Twain, Jay Leno, Rachel McAdams, and Pink.
  • McD's is the world's largest distributor of toys (take that Santa!) with one included in 20% of sales.
  • The iconic golden arches are recognized by more people than the cross
  • 5 1/2 million cattle give their lives to the golden arches every year.
  • McDonald's has delivery service in 18-countries

The List

BoatUS announced the top 10 boat names in the nation. So as we get into summertime, here are the names to avoid if you buy a boat

1. Serenity
2. Second Wind
3. Island Girl
4. Freedom
5. Pura-Vida
6. Andiamo
7. Island Time
8. Irish Wake
9. Happy Hours
10. Seas the Day

What is the greatest boat name you've ever seen?