By Adam Alexander

How did George Harrison come up for the idea of one of his best songs?  Where do the words “male” and “female” come from?  How many Presidents have completed 2 full terms?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada is the only school outside of the United States that competes in the NCAA. They’re a Division Two school in 17 sports, including basketball and football. (Wikipedia)

2. The word “female” is NOT based on the word “male.” Male comes from the Latin word “masculus” and female comes from the French word “femelle.” (Gizmodo)

3. George Harrison decided to write a song in 1968 based on the first words he saw when he opened a random book on his parents’ bookshelf. The words he saw were “gently weeps,” so he wrote “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. (Wikipedia)

4. President Obama will only be the 14th of the 44 presidents to serve two full terms in office. (Wikipedia)

5. The first TV commercial aired on June 1st, 1941, during a Brooklyn Dodgers-Philadelphia Phillies game. It was for the Bulova Watch Company. (Mashable)


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