random facts

James Baskett who played Uncle Remus in Disney’s film, Song of the South, was not able to attend the film’s premiere in Atlanta,  because it was a racially segregated city at the time.

The first baseball team to pay its players — and thus become a professional team — was the Cincinnati Red Stockings.

Tattoos have been around for a long time. Ancient Greeks used them to brand spies, Romans used them to mark slaves, and Japanese used them as a signal that someone was available for marriage.

Only half of a dolphin’s brain sleeps at a time. The other half that’s awake makes the dolphin come up for air when needed to prevent drowning.

The former Rolling Stones’ bassist, Bill Wyman, began a relationship with thirteen-year-old Mandy Smith, when he was forty-seven. They married six years later in 1989, but divorced after less than two years. Not long after the divorce, Bill’s thirty-year-old son, Stephen, married Mandy Smith’s mother, Patsy, age forty-six.

Though it’s not as well-known as the grand canyon, Hell’s Canyon is the deepest gorge in the U.S. at nearly 8,000 feet.

Iron Eyes cody, the crying Indian in the famous anti-pollution TV commercial, was actually an Italian-American named Oscar DeCorti.

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