Five Random Facts for Friday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Teddy Roosevelt and Ernest Hemingway used to wear Abercrombie & Fitch.  The label was an outdoors and sporting goods maker for almost 100 years before it began specializing in young adult fashion in the early 1990s.

2.  The last time a left-handed catcher played in the Major Leagues was in 1989.  Due to the nature of the throws, lefties can struggle to play catcher and on the left-side of the infield.

3.  Over 4,000 years ago, the first ever customer complaint was recorded in the ancient script cuneiform, regarding poor quality copper.

4.  Nuclear physicist Nicholas Kemmer suggested the atomic symbol “Pu” for plutonium deliberately as a joke because it resembled “P.U.,” as in a foul smell.  But no one objected, and it made it onto the periodic table.

5.  The oldest person to father a child was 96 years old.  He believed that the reason he could still have children was that he had been a vegetarian his entire life.  He died last year, at the age of 103 or 104.


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