Adam’s Fun Facts: $8,000.00 Pineapples, Jack Black’s Mom, “Back To The Future” & More-

What very famous thing did Jack Black’s mom help design for NASA?  Why would a pineapple cost $8000.00 in the 1700’s?  What was the time machine in “Back To The Future” supposed to be instead of a DeLorean?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Jack Black’s mother, Judith Love Cohen, was an engineer who helped design the Hubble telescope. (Los Angeles Times)

2. Until 1966, NBA teams could claim players who went to college within 50 miles of their arena BEFORE the draft. That’s how teams managed to grab players including Wilt Chamberlain and Oscar Robertson. (Wikipedia)

3. The House of Representatives expanded to 435 members in 1911, when the population was 94 million. Today there are still 435 members, and the population is around 330 million. (Wikipedia)

4. Pineapples were such a major status symbol in Europe in the 1700s, you could rent one to take to a party. Buying one could cost the equivalent of $8,000 in today’s dollars. (University of Melbourne)

5. The time machine in “Back to the Future” was NOT originally a DeLorean.  It was a REFRIGERATOR!  Robert Zemeckis was worried it would lead to kids locking themselves in refrigerators, so they changed it. (Wikipedia)

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