Adam’s Fun Facts: Walking With A Limp, Huey Lewis, “Ping Pong” & More

By Adam Alexander
What score did Huey Lewis get on the math section of his SATs? Why did people walk with a limp on purpose in the U.K. during the 1800’s? Who owns the rights to the name “Ping Pong”? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. In ancient China, people ate tea like a vegetable. (Wikipedia)

2. If you’re allergic to cats, it also means you’re allergic to lions and tigers. Although if you’re close enough to one, sneezing might be the least of your problems. (Weekly Paper)

3. “Ping pong” is actually trademarked by Parker Brothers. The generic term you’re supposed to use for the game is table tennis. (Schwimmer Legal)

4. Huey Lewis got a perfect score on the math section of the SATs. (San Francisco Chronicle)

5. Limping on purpose was a popular trend in the mid-1800s in the U.K. The princess of Wales had rheumatic fever that gave her a limp, and because she was a huge fashion icon and trendsetter, other women started limping too. (BBC)

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