Five Random Facts for Thursday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  The average American spends $971.87 on clothes annually.

2.  There are four states where billboards are banned:  Vermont, Alaska, Hawaii, and Maine.

3.  The Chinese invented fireworks, but the Italians were the first to give them colors.

4.  P.T. Barnum of Barnum & Bailey Circus never said, “There’s a sucker born every minute.”  It’s not clear who originally said it, but Barnum wasn’t the type to criticize his audience.

5.  Despite what cartoons led you to believe, coyotes are actually twice as fast as roadrunners.  Coyotes top out at 43 miles-an-hour, roadrunners can only hit 20.

 

(The Atlantic / Wikipedia / Smithsonian / Wikipedia / Wikipedia)