Adam's Fun Facts: Old American Currency, Chopsticks, Seventh-Day Adventists & More!

5 Facts From Adam

April 15, 2019

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What is the name for a fear of chopsticks?  When did the U.S. Treasury standardize money design?  What is the most racially diverse religion in America?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart" was originally supposed to be a vampire love story that would be part of the musical "Nosferatu".

2.  There's actually a phobia called consecotaleophobia (con-sec-o-tal-e-o-pho-bi-a) . . . where you're afraid of CHOPSTICKS.

3.  There was once an American federal holiday called The Eighth, which commemorated the final battle of the War of 1812 on January 8th, 1815.  It stopped being celebrated during the Civil War, and is now totally defunct.

4.  Banks could design money to look however they wanted until 1861, when the U.S. Treasury stepped in and standardized everything.  Before that, special Christmas money was pretty common, including a lot of bills that featured pictures of Santa.

5.  The most racially diverse religious group in America is the Seventh-Day Adventists, followed by Muslims and Jehovah's Witnesses.