Adam's Fun Facts: Broccoli Gum, Popeye's Chicken, Woman Presidential Run & More

5 Facts From Adam

October 15, 2018

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What fast food restaurant developed broccoli flavored gum?  Are there more KFC's in China or the United States?  What was the first year that a woman ran for President?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts: 

1.  McDonald's invented bubble gum-flavored broccoli a few years ago, but wound up scrapping it because the kids who taste tested it found it too confusing.

2.  There are more KFC locations in China than the United States:  4,563 KFCs in China . . . 4,491 in America.

3.  The fast food chain Popeyes isn't named after the cartoon character, it's named after Gene Hackman's character Popeye Doyle from the movie "The French Connection".

4.  Butterflys are NOT colorblind like most insects.

5.  A woman's rights leader named Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president.  She ran in 1872 against Ulysses S. Grant, and couldn't vote for herself because it was 48 years before women got the right.