Adam’s Fun Facts: Harlem Globetrotters, Guns N’ Roses, Hippos & More!

By Adam Alexander
Why do hippos sweat red? Why did Guns N’ Roses have to give Martin Luther King a writing credit? Who was the Harlem Globetrotters theme song about? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Hippos produce their own sunscreen in the form of a sticky, reddish sweat! (bbc.co.uk)

2. In Argentina and Spain, Tuesday the 13th is considered unlucky, not Friday.  (The Bubble)

3. The Guns N’ Roses song “Madagascar” uses so many samples from Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech that he has a songwriter credit. (Wikipedia)

4. The Harlem Globetrotters’ theme song “Sweet Georgia Brown” is a ragtime song from 1925 that was about a “lady of the evening”.  (Wikipedia)

5. Canada had a rap song hit number one on its charts a full decade before the U.S. “Rapper’s Delight” by Sugarhill Gang was number one in Canada in 1980! (Wikipedia)

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