Adam's Fun Facts: Voting Age, Tony Montana, Largest Structure In The U.S. & More!

5 Facts From Adam

August 14, 2018

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What was the first state to lower the voting age to from 21 to 18?  Where did the author of "Scarface" get the name Tony Montana from?  Where is the tallest man-made structure in the United States?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:  

1.  Georgia was the first state to lower the voting age from 21 to 18, they did it in 1943.  The Constitutional amendment lowering the age nationwide wasn't passed until 1971.  (History)

2.  Strippers perform at rich people's funerals in Taiwan because they believe it pleases the dead. (Gizmodo)

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3.  The tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere is a TV transmission tower in Blanchard, North Dakota.  It's 2,063 feet tall.  The tallest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere is the CN Tower in Toronto at 1,815 feet. (Wikipedia)

4.  Tony Montana from "Scarface" was named after the San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana. (Mental Floss

5.  President Trump doesn't have a pet.  Every single president before him had a pet in the White House except for Andrew Johnson but he did feed some white mice he found in the bedroom, so maybe that counts?  (Wikipedia)