Ten Random Facts

Ten Random Facts

  1. The four American cities with the biggest land area are all in Alaska: Sitka, Juneau, Wrangell, and Anchorage.  Jacksonville, Florida is fifth.
  2. Chris Rock was offered the part of George on “Seinfeld”, but he turned it down.
  3. There are seven people alive today who walked on the moon, and the youngest is Charles Duke . . . who’s 80 years old.
  4. When you pass gas, the tiny particles of feces leave your body at 543 miles-per-hour.
  5. It’s legal to own a flamethrower in 48 states. Only California and Maryland have banned them.
  6. Elvis never performed outside North America. And other than a few concerts in Canada in 1957, he never performed outside the U.S.
  7. A Swiss army knife is called a “MacGyver knife” in South Korea.
  8. The first album ever on CD was “Living Eyes” by the Bee Gees in 1981.
  9. Out of the 18,500 or so Major League Baseball players since 1851, only 11 were from Alaska.
  10. Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer was created in 1939 by the Montgomery Ward department store . .` . as a way to save money. They would buy coloring books to pass out at Christmas, and they figured it would be cheaper to print their own books with an original character than to keep buying them.
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