Adam's Fun Facts:Pay Toilets, Opening Day Baseball, No State Sales Tax & More!

5 Fun Facts from Adam Alexander

March 29, 2018

Photo by Erin Vernier

What are the only five states to have no state sales tax? Why is opening day of baseball so historic today? How many pay toilets were there in the United States in 1974 compared to today? All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts!

1. In 1974, there were more than 500,000 pay toilets in the U.S. But by 1980, they were almost completely gone. (PR Newswire)

2. Nicolas Cage turned down the roles of Shrek in "Shrek", Neo in "The Matrix", Harry in "Dumb & Dumber" and Aragorn in "Lord of the Rings".  Those roles ended up going to Mike Myers, Keanu Reeves, Jeff Daniels, and Viggo Mortensen. (Clipd)

3. Today is the first time since 1968 where every single baseball team will play their first game on the same day and in 1968, it was because baseball altered its schedule to start three days later than planned after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated. (MLB)

4. Singapore Airlines has a special compartment in its planes to hold a body if someone dies on a flight. (BBC)

5. There are only five states in America with no state sales tax: Oregon, Delaware, New Hampshire, Montana, and Alaska. (AOL)