Adam’s Fun Facts: Doc Martens, Leonardo da Vinci, “Just Do It” & More!

By Adam Alexander
What prompted a doctor to create Doc Martens shoes? Where did Nike come up with the slogan, “Just Do It”? What age did Leonardo da Vinci become famous? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Doc Martens were invented by a German doctor named Klaus Martens after he hurt his ankle skiing in 1945 and needed a more comfortable shoe to wear. (Wikipedia)

2. The underscore was originally added to the typewriter keyboard so people could underline words. (Wikipedia)

3. The five most common names in movie scripts are “DOCTOR” “MOTHER” “SAM” “JACK” and “PAUL.” (I Know)

4. Nike’s “Just Do It” slogan is based on a murderer’s last words.  Gary Gilmore killed two people in Utah and got the death penalty in 1976 for his last words, he said, “Let’s do it.” And Nike admits their slogan was inspired by the quote. (Daily Mail)

5. Leonardo da Vinci struggled through his 20s and 30s, and didn’t get his “big break” and become famous until he did “The Last Supper” when he was 46. (Huffington Post)

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