Adam’s Fun Facts: Crossword Puzzles, Wilt Chamberlain, Venomous Mammal & More

What was odd about the way Wilt Chamberlain shot free throws?  How many films did the kid that played Charlie in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” do?  How many mammals are venomous?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts!

1. The kid who played Charlie in “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” was never in a movie before . . . and never in a movie again. His name’s Peter Ostrum, and he went on to become a veterinarian in New York. (Wikipedia)

2. The editor of the “New York Times” crossword puzzle is Will Shortz, and he’s the only person in the world with a degree in enigmatology, that’s the study of puzzles. He created the major himself at Indiana University. (Wikipedia)

3. When Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points in an NBA game in 1962, he made 28 free throws. And it was during a period in his career when he was shooting them underhanded, “granny style.”  The visual has me LOLing! (Los Angeles Times)

4. There are only seven countries in the world where the drinking age is 21, and only one first world country: the United States. The other six are Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, and Sri Lanka. (APAS)

5. There are only a handful of mammals that are venomous including shrews, platypuses, moles, and vampire bats. (Wikipedia)

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