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5 Fun Facts From Adam

July 12, 2019

Why is Adidas still kicking themselves today?  What is a "Candy Desk" in regards to the U.S. Senate?  What was the first capital of the United States?  It's Adam's Fun Facts:

1.  The U.S. Senate has a tradition since 1968 called the "Candy Desk" . . . where the senator who sits in a specific seat near the door keeps a desk drawer full of candy for other members.  It's currently held by Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania.

2.  New York City was the capital of the U.S. during the first two years George Washington was president, and Philadelphia was the capital for the next six.  The capital wasn't officially D.C. until three years after he was out of office.

3.  Michael Jordan originally wanted to endorse Adidas, not Nike but Adidas passed on signing him because the executives felt like he was too short to impress people.  He's 6-foot-6, by the way . . . they wanted seven footers.

4.  Mozart wrote the song "Ah vous dirai-je, Maman" which became the tune for "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star", "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" and the "Alphabet Song".

5.  The "New York Times" hasn't endorsed a Republican for president since Eisenhower in 1956.