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Adam's Fun Facts: Honda, Beavers, Biggest Unsolved Property Theft & More!

5 Facts From Adam

February 12, 2019

What sound makes a beaver building no matter where they are?  How did the guy that founded Honda get his start?  What year was the biggest property theft history and has it been solved?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1. The Carpenters' hit "We've Only Just Begun" started out as a jingle for a bank commercial. The writer, Paul Williams, decided to expand it to a complete song and the Carpenters liked it and recorded it.

2. The biggest property theft in history happened in 1990, when two men dressed as cops and stole $500 million worth of art from the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. The case is still unsolved and the art is still missing.

3. The guy who founded Honda was Soichiro Honda. He originally applied for an engineering job at Toyota, but they decided not to hire him, so,  he created his own company.

4. "Back to the Future" and "Teen Wolf" were in theaters at the same time in 1985, so Michael J. Fox was battling himself at the box office. "Back to the Future" was number one and "Teen Wolf" was number two for three weeks in a row.

5. The sound of running water will make beavers start building with whatever materials they can find, even if they're not by a river.