By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
How many pounds of avocados does Chipotle use per day?  What is the only song not in English on Rolling Stones 500 greatest songs of all time list?  What did Christopher Columbus say about mermaids?  All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Christopher Columbus thought manatees were mermaids on his first journey to the Americas. He wrote in his journal in 1493 that he saw three mermaids but, quote, “they are not so beautiful as they are said to be.”  (National Geographic)

2. Chipotle uses 97,000 pounds of avocados per day. (The Daily Meal)

3. President Grover Cleveland was 27 years older than his wife, which isn’t necessarily creepy on the surface. But he was good friends with her father.  He met her shortly after she was born and he even babysat for her when she was a child. (Wikipedia)

4. There are about 117 million lakes in the world, which cover about 4% of the surface of the Earth. (

5. There’s only one song on “Rolling Stone’s” list of the 500 greatest songs of all time that’s NOT in English: “La Bamba” by Ritchie Valens, which came in 345th. (Wikipedia)


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