Adam's Fun Facts: George Washington's Hair, Peanut M&Ms, Maternity Leave & More

5 Facts From Adam

February 11, 2019

Adam Alexander with George Washington

How much do Americans spend annually on the lottery?  Who invented peanut M&M's?  How many countries in the world do NOT require companies to give employees paid maternity leave?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  George Washington's hair wasn't a wig.  His hair was all natural and it was most likely red, not white.        

2.  Americans spend about $70 billion a year on the lottery which is more than we spend on books, movies, music, video games, and tickets to sporting events combined.      

3.  Only four states still allow prisoners to have conjugal visits: California, New York, Connecticut, and Washington.    

4.  There are only three countries in the world that don't require companies to give their employees paid maternity leave:  Papua New Guinea, Suriname and the U.S. 

5.  Peanut M&M's were invented by a guy named Forrest Mars, who was allergic to peanuts.