Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Fun Facts You May Not Know

Tuesday Trivia and Fun Facts

I imagine all of you have heard this quote before:
“You can fool some of the people all of the time,
But you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”

But... do you know who first said it?
Abraham Lincoln, May 29, 1849

Here are some more fun facts you might not know:
ü  In 1885, Otis Elevator Company registered the trademark ‘Escalator’.
ü  In 1911, the first running of the Indianapolis 500 was held.
ü  In 1912, 15 young women were fired by the Curtis Publishing Company for dancing the ‘Turkey Trot’ during their lunch break.
ü  In 1919, the pop-up toaster was patented.
ü  In 1942, Bing Crosby recorded White Christmas, which became the greatest selling record to date.
ü  In 1987, Michael Jackson attempted to buy the Elephant Man’s remains.
ü  In 2011, Malta became the last country in the European Union to legalize divorce.

Now don’t you feel smarter than ever?

By Lois Jamieson

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