By Adam Alexander

What is the only bird that can fly backwards?  Where is the longest traffic light in the United States?  What was the first color cartoon?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. 95% of people are naturally immune to leprosy. (Press Enterprise)

2. The longest traffic light at a regular intersection in America is in West Milford, New Jersey. It stays red for five minutes and 33 seconds. (New York Times)

3. The first color cartoon on TV was “Colonel Bleep” in 1957. It was about an alien who lived on a fictional island on Earth. (Wikipedia)

4. The “para” in “Paralympics” doesn’t come from the words paralyzed or paraplegic. It comes from the Greek word “para” which means “beside,” because the Paralympics stand side-by-side with the Olympics. (

5. Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backwards. (Ponder Weasel)


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