Adam's Fun Facts: President Garfield, Costco, Polaroid Cameras & More!

5 Facts From Adam

May 18, 2018

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What does the average Costco make a year?  Why did President Garfield's assassin use a gun with a pearl handle?  Why was the Polaroid camera invented?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  The average Costco store makes $164 million in revenue per year. (Invetopedia)

2.  The guy who assassinated President Garfield in 1881 used a gun with an ivory handle because he thought it would look good in a museum.  It might have . . . but somehow it got lost and isn't on display anywhere. (Wikipedia)

3.  Reading gossip about a celebrity creates a momentary feeling in your brain that's as good as eating great food or winning money. (IOL)

4.  Edwin Land's inspiration to create the Polaroid camera came in 1943, when his three-year-old daughter complained about taking photographs that had to get developed because, quote, "I don't want to wait." (Boston Globe)

5.  The idea for the movie "Interstellar" came from a movie producer named Lynda Obst and a theoretical physicist named Kip Thorne.  They met two decades ago when Carl Sagan set them up on a blind date but it didn't work out romantically.  (Wikipedia)