Adam's Fun Facts: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Slinkys, Superstars Born In Same Hospital & More!

5 Facts From Adam

October 10, 2018

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What 2 sports stars were born in the same hospital 38 months apart?  How much was  Arnold Schwarzenegger paid per word in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day"?  How many Slinkys have been sold since it was invented?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  More than 300 million Slinkys have been sold, and if they were all uncoiled and joined together, they'd go around the Earth more than 126 times. (Interesting Facts)

2.  LeBron James and Steph Curry were both born at Akron General Medical Center in Akron, Ohio, 38 months and 14 days apart. (Uproxx)

3.  Arnold Schwarzenegger made $21,429 for every word he said in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day".  He only said 700 words and made $15 million, so that's $21,429 per word. (IMDb)

4.  There's at least one U.S. city named after every single planet, except Uranus.  (There's a place called "Uranus, Missouri," but it's not a real town, it's just a name that a bunch of shops use to draw in tourists.) (Senselist)

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5.  The word "escalate" comes from the word "escalator," not vice versa.  The escalator was invented in the late 1800s, and the word "escalate" originated in 1922. (Wikipedia)