Adam's Fun Facts: Albert Einstein, Hockey Brothers, John Lennon & More!

July 11, 2018

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What did Albert Einstein say was his second best thought?  What cause John Lennon to come out of retirement? Which NHL brothers hold the record for the most goals?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  Chimpanzees have cleaner beds than humans.  They build new nests every day so to keep up, we'd need to change our sheets every day. (The Telegraph)

2.  Albert Einstein once said that the Theory of Relativity was his best idea but his second-best was adding in eggs while he cooked soup to make soft-boiled eggs without having to wash an extra pot. (Simple Capacity)

3.  There were 27 letters in the English alphabet in the early 1800s.  The extra letter was the ampersand.  It came after Z, and it was pronounced "and" but it was dropped from the alphabet before the end of the century. (Mental Floss)

4.  John Lennon took a five-year break from writing music after his son was born in 1975, but he was inspired to get back in the game the first time he heard "Rock Lobster" by The B-52's.  He just loved how it sounded.  (Wikipedia)

5.  The record for the most points by a pair of brothers in the NHL is 2,861: Wayne Gretzky scored 2,857, and his brother Brent Gretzky scored four. (The Province)