Adam’s Fun Facts: Oklahoma, Grammy’s, Hockey Beards & More!

By Adam Alexander
What hockey team started the tradition of growing their beards out during playoffs? What is the official state vegetable of Oklahoma? Who holds the record for the most Grammy’s won? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. The geographical center of North America is a town in North Dakota named: Center. And that name is just a coincidence.(Popular Science)

2. The tradition of athletes growing their beards while their teams are in the playoffs started with the New York Islanders, during their Stanley Cup runs from 1980 through 1983. (Fire the Cannon)

3. The official state vegetable of Oklahoma is: the watermelon.  The senator who proposed it says it comes from the cucumber family, so it should be classified as a vegetable, not a fruit. The National Watermelon Promotion Board says it’s BOTH. (State Symbols)

4. The record holder for most Grammy’s won is: Sir Georg Solti.  He’s a Hungarian-British conductor who conducted the Chicago Symphony Orchestra for 22 years and won 31 Grammy’s. (Wikipedia)

5. An average of 350 slices of pizza are sold in the U.S. every second. (The Week)

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