Adam’s Fun Facts: Donald McDonald T-Shirts, “Star Wars” & More!

By: Adam Alexander
Why is Ronald named Donald at McDonald’s in Japan? When was the t-shirt invented? What were the expectations of “Star Wars” when it was released? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. The t-shirt was invented in 1904 and marketed toward bachelors who didn’t know how to sew and replace buttons. (Man Made)

2. The first artist to be stripped of a Grammy was Milli Vanilli. Once the news came out that they lip synced their songs, they were stripped of their Best New Artist Grammy in 1990. (Guinness World Records)

3. There were such low expectations for “Star Wars” that it was only on 42 screens nationwide for its opening weekend. (Hollywood Reporter)

4. Ronald McDonald is called Donald McDonald in Japan. It’s because there’s no clear “r” sound in Japanese. (Wikipedia)

5. Every mammal has about one billion heartbeats in their lifetime, regardless of their lifespan. So a mammal that lives a shorter time, like a dog, has a heart that beats faster than a mammal that lives a longer time, like a whale. (NIH)

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