Adam’s Fun Facts: Speeding Tickets, #1 NFL Draft Picks, “Gone with the Wind” & More!

By: Adam Alexander
What year was the first speeding tickets issued? How many #1 NFL Draft picks have won a Superbowl? What was the fine for using the word “damn” in the movie “Gone with the Wind”?   All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. In the 1700s and 1800s, squirrels were popular pets. (Atlas Obscura)

2. The producers of “Gone with the Wind” were fined $5,000 for using the word “damn” in the movie. (History)

3. Only four of the number one NFL draft picks from the past 20 years have won a Super Bowl:  Orlando Pace with the Rams in 2000: Peyton Manning with the Colts in 2007 and the Broncos in 2016, Eli Manning with the Giants in 2008 and 2012 and David Carr with the Giants in 2012, but he didn’t actually play in the game. (Wikipedia)

4. Approximately 2% of people have a gene that makes it so their armpits don’t smell, even without deodorant. (Medical News Today)

5. The first speeding ticket was given out in 1899 in Manhattan to a cab driver who was going a blazing 12 miles-per-hour in an eight-mile-an-hour zone. (Gizmodo)

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