Ten Random Facts
Athletic Greatness: Michael Jordan was the Chicago Bulls' all-time leading scorer with 29,277 points; his career scoring average of 31.5 is the highest of any player in NBA/ABA history. Jordan was selected in 1996 as one of the 50 greatest players in NBA history; he was named NBA Finals Most Valuable Player in 1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, and 1998, as well as NBA Most Valuable Player in 1988, 1991, 1992, 1996, and 1998.
The word "geriatrics" was not coined until 1951.
Zeppo Marx of Marx Brothers fame owned a patent for a wrist watch with a heart monitor.
The woolly mammoth, extinct since the Ice Age, had tusks almost 16 feet high.
Rock and film fans are anxious to acquire any keepsake of their idols, including their neckties. The London auction house Phillips sold a tie signed by John Lennon for about $500 in the 1980s, and one of Elvis Presley's ties from the 1960s also sold for about $500 in 1990 – a healthy piece of cash, considering it was a plain black tie made of synthetic fiber.
August is the month when most baby's are born.
An adult walrus typically eats about 3,000 clams per day.
Sixty percent of big-firm executives said the cover letter is as important or more important than the résumé itself when you're looking for a new job.
The Intifada was a revolt that began in December 1987 by Palestinian Arabs to protest Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “Intifada” means literally “a shaking off.”
It costs about $50 million in production, advertising, and coupon promotions to launch each newly-created breakfast cereal in the United States.
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