Here are Big Dave’s 5 Random Facts for your Thursday – November 4th, 2021. Let’s learn something together:

  1. There are 17 monarchies in the world ruled by a Queen, and 16 of those are Queen Elizabeth the Second.  The only other is the Kingdom of Denmark, which is ruled by Queen Margrethe the Second.
  2. After “Deliverance” was released in 1972, tourism became the main source of income in Rabun County, Georgia, where the movie was made.
  3. The most common name for U.S. presidents is James, with six:  Madison, Monroe, Polk, Buchanan, Garfield, and Carter.  There have been four Williams, four Johns (five if you count Calvin Coolidge), and three Georges.
  4. The correct plural word for octopus is “octopodes,” but obviously octopuses and octopi are used more often.
  5. The actor Bela Lugosi was buried in one of his Dracula costumes.

Be sure to use one of these little tidbits in your life this week!

 

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