Five Random Facts For Tuesday

November 15, 2016

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Here are some random facts for you . . .

 

 

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1.  The “X” in “Merry Xmas” is actually the Greek letter Chi, which is an abbreviation for Christ in Greek.  (Chi is pronounced like “kai”.)

 

2.  The first ever cell phone call was placed on April 3rd, 1973, when one of the engineers at Motorola who built the phone walked out onto the street and called a competitor at AT&T to brag.

 

3.  The guy who invented “Pokemon” got the idea for a game where you collected rare monsters because he collected bugs as a kid.

 

4.  There’s no word for “blue” in ancient Greek.

 

5.  One month before “Seinfeld” debuted in 1989, Jason Alexander won a Tony for Best Leading Actor in a Musical for the “Jerome Robbins’ Broadway”.

 

 

(Wikipedia / Bloomberg / Time / Clarkesworld / Wikipedia)