Adam's Fun Facts: Explosives, Marilyn Monroe, Company Logo's & More

5 Facts From Adam

July 25, 2018

Photo by Adam Alexander

What company is #2 behind the U.S. Military in the purchase of explosives?  How did Marilyn Monroe change Ella Fitzgeralds life?  What company was going to use a deer's head for their logo but chnaged it at the last minute?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1. Aphids are a type of insects that reproduce VERY quickly because when one gives birth, most of the babies are born already pregnant. (!?!) (NIH)

2. Steely Dan is named after an adult toy from the famous novel "Naked Lunch". (Wikipedia)

3. The U.S. military buys the most explosives in the country.  Walt Disney Company is number two, because of all the fireworks they need for their parks. (Business Insider)

4. In the 1950's Marilyn Monroe promised a nightclub owner that she would be in the front row every night if he booked Ella Fitzgerald to play. Ella was not allowed because of her race. . The owner booked Fitzgerald and Marilyn was true to her word! It changed the course of Ella's life. (

5. "Playboy" was originally planning to use a deer's head as its logo but changed to a bunny at the last minute. (IIT)