Five Random Facts For Monday

October 24, 2016

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Here are some random facts for you . . .


1.  Mercury is the closest planet to the sun, but Venus gets hotter, because its atmosphere traps and holds heat.



2.  Miss Piggy and the Phillie Phanatic were created by the same person.  Her name is Bonnie Erickson, and she had a design company that made mascots.  And eventually she ended up working for JIM HENSON.



3.  The first escalator was an amusement park ride in Coney Island, New York in 1896.



4.  The oldest socks ever discovered are from between 300 and 500 A.D. . . . and they were designed to be worn with sandals.



5.  Snapple’s Apple Juice doesn’t have any apple in it . . . they use pears to simulate the taste of apple.



(Planets For Kids / Jim Henson Legacy / Untapped Cities / Wikipedia / The Consumerist)