Adam's Fun Facts: First Text Message, Mail By Mule, Hillary Clinton & More!

5 Facts From Adam

April 12, 2019

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Where in the U.S. is mail still delivered daily by mule?  What did the very first text message say?  What job was Hillary Clinton fired from right after college?  All that and more with Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  Only about 8% of the money in the world currently exists as cash, the rest only exists on a computer.

2.  Hillary Clinton worked at a salmon cannery in Alaska after she graduated college, but got fired for being too slow at scooping out salmon guts.

3.  The first text message ever was sent on December 3rd, 1992 by a British engineer.  And it said "Merry Christmas."

4.  Slot machines show fruit symbols because when they debuted in the late 1800s, some of the prizes really WERE those fruits.  By giving away fruit instead of money, companies avoided breaking gambling laws.

5.  The Havasupai Indians have a reservation near the floor of the Grand Canyon.  It's the only place in America that gets mail delivered every day by MULE.