Five Random Facts for Wednesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  David Bowie was the first major artist to release a downloadable single in 1996.  It was “Telling Lies”.  (But this is a fact, NOT a lie.)

2.  The Statue of Liberty’s nose is four-and-a-half feet long.

3.  In the official Monopoly rules, the reward for landing on Free Parking is nothing.  But almost no one plays that way.  Most people tie some amount of money to landing there.  (Hasbro discourages players from house rules like this, because that’s how Monopoly turns into a super long game.)

4.  The first and only G-rated movie to win Best Picture was “Oliver!” in 1969.  And one year later, “Midnight Cowboy” became the first and only X-rated movie to win Best Picture.

5.  Amazon was originally going to be called Relentless.  In fact, if you go to Relentless.com, it still redirects you to Amazon.com.

 

(Wikipedia / NPS / Monopoly Wikia / Wikipedia / Business Insider)