By Adam Alexander

What show did FOX move “The Simpsons” to Thursday nights to compete against?  How many people were killed in The Boston Massacre?  What’s the longest song that ever made it to the Billboard Top 10?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Only five people died in the Boston Massacre in 1770. Now, they were innocent civilians killed by British troops, so it’s awful, but it’s still a relatively small number for a “massacre.” (History)

2. “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses is the longest song ever to make the top 10 on the Billboard charts. It’s eight minutes and 57 seconds and it hit number two in 1992, behind “Baby Got Back” by Sir Mix-a-Lot. (MTV)

3. Coca-Cola was offered the chance to buy Pepsi three times between 1922 and 1933, and they turned it down every time.(Wikipedia)

4. The French coffee press was invented by an Italian designer in 1929. (Espresso Machines Online)

5. “The Simpsons” has been on TV for so long that Fox once moved it to Thursday nights to compete with “The Cosby Show”. (Los Angeles Times)


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