Adam’s Fun Facts: Oscar The Grouch, Eiffel Tower, Cocktails & More!

By Adam Alexander
What color was Oscar the Grouch in season 1 of “Sesame Street”?  What was the first drink ever referred to as a “cocktail”?  How many tons of paint does it take to cover the Eiffel Tower?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. It takes 60 tons of paint to cover the Eiffel Tower, which is the weight of about 10 elephants. (Tour Eiffel)

2. There’s only one country in the Americas where more people speak a native language than the language of a country that colonized them. It’s Paraguay, where 90% of people speak Guarani and 87% speak Spanish. (Wikipedia)

3. No one knows exactly how the Academy Awards started being called Oscars. (Wikipedia)

4. The first drink ever described as a “cocktail” was an Old Fashioned, in 1806. (Wikipedia)

5. On the first season of “Sesame Street”, Oscar the Grouch was orange.  They changed him to green before the second season by saying he had gone to a muddy swamp and turned green overnight. (Mental Floss)

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