By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
What is the most played video on MTV?  What was the inventor trying to make when he developed Silly String?  Where do we get the word Crayola?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:

1. Reading silently to yourself is a relatively new development. People have been writing and reading for approximately 5,000 years but it’s only been socially acceptable to read alone and not out loud to a group for the past 300 to 400 years. (Quartz)

2. Silly String was originally created in the 1970s when a chemist was trying to invent an instant spray-on cast. (Gizmodo)

3. The budget for “Dazed and Confused” was $6.9 million and about one-sixth of that went toward getting the rights to all the ’70s songs in the movie. (Daily Beast)

4. Crayola is a mix of two French words: “craie,” which means chalk, and “oleagineux,” which means oily. (Today I Found Out)

5. The music video that’s been played the most times on MTV is: “Sledgehammer” by Peter Gabriel. (Song Facts)

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