Adam’s Fun Facts: U.S. Currency, Mosquito’s, Hall And Oates & More!

By: Adam Alexander
What has taken more human lives than all the wars combined? Why did Congress pass a law that no living person could be on currency in the United States? How did Hall and Oates meet? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. The exclamation point didn’t become a standard key on the keyboard until 1970. (Smithsonian Magazine)

2. Even though it was just a novelty song, “Because I Got High” by Afroman was nominated for the Grammy for Best Rap Solo Performance in 2002. It lost to Missy Elliott’s “Get Ur Freak On”. (Wikipedia)

3. Congress passed a law in 1866 that no living person could appear on currency after an official at the U.S. Treasury snuck himself onto a five-cent bill. (Atlas Obscura)

4. Hall and Oates met when they were both at a concert in Philadelphia and a GANG fight broke out. They hopped in the same elevator to get away from gunshots, found out they both went to Temple University, and they became friends. (Independent)

5. Mosquitoes have killed more people than all of the wars in history combined by infecting tens of billions of people with diseases. (IDPH)

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