Five Random Facts for Wednesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  In the ’80s, “Weird Al” Yankovic turned down a $5 million commercial endorsement deal with a beer company, because a lot of his fans were “young and impressionable” at the time.  He still says he has no regrets.

2.  Sony sold 12 million floppy discs in 2009.  The peak year was 2002, when they sold 47 million.  They stopped producing and selling floppy discs in 2011.

3.  About half the cereal brands that come out are discontinued within five years.

4.  The 56 highest mountains in America are all in four states:  Alaska, California, Colorado, and Washington.  #57 is Gannett Peak in Wyoming.

5.  There’s only one documented case of someone being killed with “cement shoes”, and it happened in May of 2016.  A gang member in Brooklyn washed up with his legs set in concrete.  Before then it was completely fictional.

 

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