By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
How much does it cost per year to use your turn signals? What country has the tallest and shortest men? What HUGE movie franchise did Jim Carrey pass on being a part of at the very beginning? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. It costs you approximately 21 to 29 cents every year to use your turn signals, based on the amount of energy they use and the tiny amount of gas that takes. (Jalopnik)

2. The tallest men in the world are in the Netherlands, with an average height of just over six feet. The shortest are in Indonesia, with an average height of 5-foot-2.  The American average is 5-foot-9-and-a-half. (The Telegraph)

3. The word “Ye”, like in “Ye Olde Shoppe”, is actually pronounced “The.”  In medieval English, people used a “y” to abbreviate “th.” (Gizmodo)

4. Jim Carrey had the chance to play Captain Jack Sparrow in “Pirates of the Caribbean” but turned it down because it conflicted with his filming schedule for “Bruce Almighty”. (Splitsider)

5. The oldest hotel in the world is a hot spring hotel in Japan called Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan. It was founded over 1,300 years ago, in 705 A.D. (Wikipedia)


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