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Adam's Fun Facts: Gilligan, Tips, Elton John & More!

5 Fun Facts From Adam!

October 25, 2019

Here are 5 Fun Facts from Adam that won't make you smarter but are sure to take up some of your workday while you read them:

1.  Americans give out $36.4 billion in tips a year. 

2.  Elton John's real name is Reginald Kenneth Dwight.  When he changed it to Elton John, he also gave himself a new middle name:  Hercules.

3.  There's only one word that starts with the letter "X" in all of Shakespeare.  In "The Taming of the Shrew", a character mentions Socrates's wife, Xanthippe.

4.  There's a town in western Pennsylvania called Donora, with only 4,800 people but it's where two of the greatest baseball players who ever lived are from.  They were born almost 50 years apart:  Stan Musial in 1920 and Ken Griffey Jr. in 1969.

5.  On "Gilligan's Island", it's not clear if Gilligan was his first name or his last name.  He was always just referred to as "Gilligan."