By Adam Alexander

What famous wedding did Hootie and the Blowfish play for?  What year were lighters invented?  Why would Freddie Mercury stop a recording session he was doing with Michael Jackson?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. The car company Jaguar was originally called S.S. Cars Limited. But they changed the name in 1945 to make it clear they weren’t connected to the Nazis. (Reference)

2. Freddie Mercury and Michael Jackson were supposed to record an entire album of duets together in 1983, but Freddie bailed because Michael kept bringing his llama into the studio. (Time)

3. The Jamaican bobsled team from the 1994 Winter Olympics finished in 14th place which was one spot ahead of the United States.  Although that’s not the team that was depicted in the movie “Cool Runnings” that was loosely based on the 1988 Olympics, where Jamaica crashed in their qualifying run and failed to finish. (Todor66)

4. Lighters were invented in 1823, three years before matches. (Reference)

5. The band at Tiger Woods’s wedding to Elin Nordegren in 2004 was Hootie and the Blowfish. McNeese State University)(McNeese State University)


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