Adam’s Fun Facts: Andes Mints, Betty Boop, “The Price Is Right” & More!

What was the very first prize on “The Price Is Right”?  What kind of character was Betty Boop originally?  How did Andes mints get their name?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts!

1. In the early 1900s, before alarm clocks were popular, people in England would hire people to knock on their windows with a pole to wake them up. (Mashable)

2. Andes mints aren’t named after the Andes Mountains, they’re named after their founder, Andy Kanelos. (Wikipedia)

3. Even though “Strangers in the Night” was a giant hit for Frank Sinatra, he hated it and almost never played it live. (Mental Floss)

4. The first prize Bob Barker ever announced on “The Price Is Right” when it started in 1972 was a fur coat. The actual retail price was $595, so a woman who bid $350 won. (YouTube)

5. Betty Boop was originally a talking French poodle when she debuted in 1930. She didn’t become a person until 1932. (Wikipedia)

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