By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
Here is an odd fact about kangaroos! Plus, how many songs do the Beatles have with a Walrus reference? What is the most abused social security number? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Most kangaroos are left handed. (BBC)

2. There’s a word to describe half a decade, or five years.  It’s called a lustrum. (Wikipedia)

3. The Beatles mention a walrus in THREE of their songs: “Glass Onion”, “Come Together”, and, of course, “I Am the Walrus”. They sure liked walruses? (Mental Floss)

4. The most abused Social Security number ever is 078-05-1120.  It’s been used in fraud by at least 40,000 different people. It belonged to a woman named Hilda Whitcher, who was a secretary at a wallet company.  In 1938, Social Security cards were new, and Hilda’s boss wanted people to see how they looked in a wallet. So every one of their wallets came with a sample Social Security card inside, with Hilda’s number on it.  (SSA)

5. Tetanus isn’t caused by the rust on rusty nails.  The rust just provides a perfect breeding ground for the bacteria that causes tetanus. (Wikipedia)


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