Adam’s Fun Facts: Antarctica, Can Openers, Valuable Stamp & More!

By Adam Alexander
How many people visit Antarctica annually? When were can openers invented? How much is the world’s most valuable stamp worth? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Can openers were invented in 1858 which is 48 years after cans. During those years in between, the most popular way to open cans was smashing them with a hammer and chisel. (Today I Found Out)

2. The former Prime Minister of Australia, Bob Hawke, set a world record for sculling 2.5 pints of beer in 11 seconds. Hawke later suggested that this was the reason for his great political success. (buzzfeed)

3. There are only two companies with a perfect “AAA” credit rating: Johnson & Johnson and Microsoft. (Sure Dividend)

4. Antarctica gets about 44,000 tourists a year!  That’s up from 5,000 tourists a year in 1990. (IAATO)

5. The most valuable stamp in the world is a one-cent 1856 British Guiana stamp. It sold at an auction a few years ago for $9.5 million. (Wikipedia)

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