By Adam Alexander

by Adam Alexander
What year did women start shaving their arms? Who asked the Pet Shop Boys to change their name? Who owned the original Gmail? All that and more with Adam’s Fun Facts:
1. Canada was almost named “Efisga,” which stood for England, France, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, and Aboriginal. (

2. Women didn’t start shaving their armpits until the mid 1910s. (Mental Floss)

3. PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to change their name to the Rescue Shelter Boys. The Pet Shop Boys turned them down. (CNN)

4. Twelve plus one equals eleven plus two. Twelve plus one is also an anagram of eleven plus two. (Reddit)

5. The website was originally owned by the people behind the Garfield comics . . . and Garfield fans could get gmail addresses. Google eventually bought the domain name from them and they shut down the service. (Tech Republic)


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