by Adam Alexander
What was the original name of Times Square? What is “Guardians of the Galaxy” called in China? When was the last time we had a U.S. President under 5’9″? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Times Square was originally called Longacre Square.  It was renamed in April of 1904 when the “New York Times” moved its headquarters there. (Times Square)

2. James Smithson, the man who donated the money to the U.S. to start the Smithsonian, was British and had never visited America and to this day, no one knows exactly why he decided to give this country his fortune when he died. (

3. There hasn’t been a U.S. president under 5-foot-9 in over 100 years. The last one was William McKinley, who was 5-foot-7!  He was president from 1897 through 1901. (Wikipedia)

4. Jada Pinkett-Smith met Will Smith when she was auditioning to play his girlfriend on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”. She didn’t get the part because she’s five feet even and the producers felt she was too short. (Huffington Post)

5. In China, “Guardians of the Galaxy” is called “Interplanetary Unusual Attacking Team”. (Entertainment Weekly)


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