Friday Fun Facts.

  1. On July 4, all three presidents and founding fathers died: John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Monroe. Presidents Adams and Jefferson also died in 1826 the same year. President Monroe died in 1831. That’s a coincidence? You decide.
  2. Barbie’s full name is Barbara Millicent Roberts from Willows, Wisconsin. Her birthday is March 9, 1959, when she first appeared at the New York Toy Fair.
  3. In fact, Heinz ketchup doesn’t have “57 kinds,” and it never has. The founder of the company H.J. Heinz likes 57 because he thinks his product should have a number. Tip: If you hit 57 instead of the bottom of the bottle, the ketchup will leak out.
  4. One of President John Tyler’s grandchildren is still alive. He was born in 1790. How is this possible? President Tyler, the tenth President of the United States, was 63 years old when his son Lyon Tyler was born in 1853. Lyon’s son was born at the age of 75. President Tyler’s surviving grandson, Harrison Tyler, is 92. Lyon’s other son, Junior, died in 2020 at the age of 95. The Tyler family still operates the Sherwood Forest Plantation in Virginia, where the president lives.
  5. The tallest person ever recorded was the American giant Robert Wadlow (1918 – 1940), who was 8 feet tall. Wadlow’s size is the result of the enormous expansion of the pituitary gland.
  6. The tallest living person is 37-year-old Sultan Kosen from Turkey, who broke the record in 2009 with 8 feet and 2.8 inches. His growth is also associated with problems with the pituitary gland.
  7. Jeanne Louise Calment, a French woman named Jeanne Louise Calment, the oldest person in history (whose age could be authenticated) was 122 years old when she died in 1997.
  8. Sliced ​​bread was the first machine made and sold by the Missouri Chillicothe Baking Company in the 1920s.
  9. John Montague, Earl of Sandwich, who lived in 1700, invented the sandwich so that he did not have to get up from the table to eat.
  10. The first college football game was played on November 6, 1869 in New Brunswick, New Jersey, between the Rutgers and Princeton (later known as New Jersey College). Rutger won.


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