Adam's Fun Facts: Apps Tracking You, Quentin Tarantino, Sliced Bread, & More!

5 Facts From Adam

July 23, 2018

Why was sliced bread once banned in the United States?  How many actors have won Oscars from Quentin Tarantino films?  How often are you being tracked by apps on your phone?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  Almost 16% of English words start with the letter "T."  Only 0.045% start with "Z." (Norvig)

2.  It costs WAY less to open a Subway franchise than a McDonald's.  Subways cost up to around $400,000, McDonald's cost up to $2.2 million.  However, a McDonald's makes about five times more revenue, so you can make a lot more from one.(Business Insider)

3.  Sliced bread was banned in America for about three months in 1943 as part of an effort to conserve resources for World War Two. (Wikipedia)

4.  Christoph Waltz is the only person who's ever won an Oscar for acting in a Quentin Tarantino movie.  He won Best Supporting Actor for both "Inglourious Basterds" and "Django Unchained". (IMDb)

5.  At least one app on your phone tracks your location approximately every three minutes. (Time)