Adam’s Fun Facts: Central Park Value, The “Chokeslam”, New Shopping Mall & More!

By Adam Alexander
What is the land of Central Park worth? How long has it been since a NEW shopping mall was opening in the United States? Who invented the wresting move known as the “chokeslam”? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Miller Lite was originally called Gablinger’s Diet Beer when it was developed in 1967. (Wikipedia)

2. The estimated real estate value of the land in Central Park in New York is over $500 billion. (New York Magazine)

3. Hurricane Ivan holds the record for the most tornadoes on record produced by a named storm in the United States with 127 total.  In 2004, Ivan’s tornadoes struck nine states from Florida to Pennsylvania in a three-day period from Sept. 15-17.  Virginia saw the most tornadoes with 40 total followed by Georgia with 25 and Florida with 22. (Weather)

4. There’s a pro wrestling move called the choke-slam where the wrestler lifts his opponent up by his throat and slams him to the ground. It was invented during an amateur wrestling match, by Abraham Lincoln. (Mental Floss)

5. It’s been three years since a major new shopping mall opened in the United States. It was the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota, Florida if you’re curious. (Wall Street Journal)

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