Adam’s Fun Facts: Instagram’s First Pic, Am Ex, “Playboy” Cartoonist & More!

What was the first picture posted on Instagram?  What TV networks did American Express start?  Why do you probably wish your Dad’s name is William?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Henry Ford, and Bill Gates all spent time as the richest man in the world and all of them had a father named William. (History Half)

2. The first photo ever posted on Instagram was a picture of one of the founders’ golden retrievers. He posted it in July of 2010. (Time)

3. American Express got into the communications business in 1979, and founded MTV, Nickelodeon, and the Movie Channel. They sold all of them to Viacom about five years later. (Wikipedia)

4. The guy who created “Super Mario Brothers” and “The Legend of Zelda” isn’t allowed to bike to work at Nintendo, because they think it’s too dangerous and he’s too valuable. (Mental Floss)

5. Shel Silverstein worked as a cartoonist for “Playboy” for 40 years even during the time he was becoming a famous children’s author. (AOL)

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