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Adam's Fun Facts: The U.S. Dollar, Michael Jackson, Wine With Coca-Cola & More!

5 Facts From Adam

October 11, 2018

What year did Michael Jackson have his first hit?  What countries mix wine with Coca-Cola?  How many countries besides the United States use the U.S. dollar as their only form of currency?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1. Michael Jackson's first solo number one hit was the song "Ben" in 1972, from a horror movie called "Ben" about a killer rat. Michael was 14 years old when he recorded it.

2. There are seven countries besides America that use the U.S. dollar as their ONLY form of currency: British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands . El Salvador, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Palau and Turks and Caicos.

3. The Washington Redskins tried to get Andre the Giant to tryout to be a defensive lineman in 1975 but he turned them down.

4. In China, Spain, and Greece, people mix wine with Coca-Cola.

5. Baby elephants suck their trunks for comfort the way babies suck their thumbs.