By Adam Alexander

When is it illegal to take a picture of the Eiffel Tower?  Where did the idea of “Frankenstein” come from?  What flavor are purple Skittles in other countries?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Purple Skittles aren’t grape in other countries. In England and Australia they’re black currant. (Atlas Obscura)

2. It’s illegal to take a photo of the Eiffel Tower at night and France actually catches people when they post them on social media. (Metro)

3. A Hungarian fencer named Pal Szekeres won a bronze medal at the 1988 Olympics. Then he became disabled after a bus accident, and went on to win six medals in wheelchair fencing at the Paralympics.  That makes him the only person who’s won medals at the Olympics before a disability, then at the Paralympics when he was disabled. (Wikipedia)

4. The average person passes gas 14 times a day. (NBC News)

5. Mary Shelley got the idea for “Frankenstein” from a nightmare. (Wikipedia)


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