Adam's Fun Facts: NASA, Sudbury Schools, Gender Neutral Names & More!

July 10, 2018

What was the average age of NASA's mission control room during Apollo 11?  What is a "Sudbury school"?  What is the most gender-neutral name in the U.S.?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  Charles Richter, the guy who invented the Richter scale to measure earthquakes, was a nudist. (Wikipedia)

2.  There's a type of school called a "Sudbury school" that's a complete democracy!  The students and the staff are equal and vote on things like curriculum, budget, hiring, and firing.  About 40 schools in America still use the Sudbury method. (Wikipedia)

3.  A small part of Oregon is in the Mountain Time Zone and some of the Florida panhandle is in the Central Time Zone.  So a person in eastern Oregon talking to a friend in Pensacola, Florida would only have a one-hour time difference. (Wikipedia)

4. The average age of people in NASA's mission control room during the Apollo 11 moon landing was 28. (The Guardian)

5.  The most gender-neutral name in America is Marion.  It's been given to roughly 4,000 girls and boys over the past three decades. (Randal Olson)