Interesting stuff I now know thanks to Wikipedia (Vol. 3)
As with the first two entries, the premise of this is simple. I just used the Random Article link on Wikipedia and saw if anything good came up. (a lot of it is quite useless)
- The town of Britton, Michigan is named after storekeeper John Britton, who in 1888 paid $500 to rename the town of Balch after himself.
- There is a variant of Scrabble called Clabbers, whose rules are the same except for one: The letters used must form anagrams of acceptable words.
- The Grammy Award for Best Gospel Vocal Performance, Female was only given out from 1984 through 1990. Amy Grant won it four times.
- The 1968 Cannes Film Festival ended early, without awarding any prizes, due to a French general strike in May.
- I can’t believe I didn’t know this, but Adolf Hitler had a sister, Paula Hitler. She was the only one of his full siblings to survive into adulthood.
- With approximately 23 million adherents, Sikhism is the fifth-largest organized religion in the world.
- As a result of signing the Egyptian-Israeli Peace Treaty, Egypt’s membership in the Arab League was suspended from 1979 until 1989.
- Columbia, Tennessee is the self-proclaimed “Mule capital of the world” and celebrates with Mule Day, a large celebration held annually every April.
- In 1861, competitive walker Edward Payson Weston walked from Boston to Washington, D.C. in 10 days, 10 hours to attend the inauguration of President Lincoln. He did so after losing a bet.