Adam’s Fun Facts: Left-Handed Presidents, Kidney Transplants, Tornadoes & More!

By Adam Alexander
How many left handed Presidents have we had since 1929? What country has 75% of the worlds tornadoes? What do doctors do with the bad kidney when they do a kidney transplant? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Hawaii’s state fish is the humuhumunukunukuapua’a. (Pronounced hoo moo hoo moo noo koo noo koo ah poo ah ah.) (State Symbols)

2. When you get a kidney transplant, the doctors usually don’t remove your own failing kidney!  They just leave it there and put the new kidney in your pelvis. (UCSF)

3. The Magic 8-Ball failed when it first came out in the 1940s because it wasn’t an 8-ball, it was just a regular ball called the Syco-Seer.  Then, a billiards company in Cincinnati commissioned a line of them that looked like 8-balls and they took off. (Toy Tales)

4. About 75% of the tornadoes in the world happen in the U.S. (Chicago Tribune)

5. Half the U.S. presidents since 1929 have been left-handed: Herbert Hoover, Harry Truman, Gerald Ford, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and Barack Obama. And Ronald Reagan was ambidextrous. (Wise Geek)

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