Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets Of Knowledge For Your Noggin’ – (8/8/23)

Here are Big Dave’s 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ – on this Tuesday, August 8th, 2023. Let’s learn something together:

  1. It seems like MLB has seen a LOT of baseball players over the years, but the total is smaller than you might think.  As of yesterday, in 147 years of baseball history, there have been a total of 20,459 Major League ballplayers.  That includes everyone who played for decades, down to those who just appeared in ONE GAME.  For comparison, the smallest MLB baseball stadium is Tropicana Field, home of the Tampa Bay Rays.  It has a capacity of around 25,000, meaning EVERY player who’s ever made the Majors could fit inside, and it still wouldn’t sell-out.
  2. President Millard Fillmore wound up marrying his high school teacher.  It’s not as bad as it sounds though, he was 19 when she was his teacher, she was 20.
  3. The first Mickey Mouse cartoon was “Steamboat Willie”, and it was shown before a gangster movie called “Gang War” in 1928.
  4. When Sarah Michelle Gellar was five, she did a Burger King commercial that made fun of McDonald’s hamburgers.  So McDonald’s sued Burger King, named her in the lawsuit, and she was banned from going to McDonald’s as a kid.
  5. Freeze dried “astronaut ice cream” was never actually eaten by astronauts on any mission.  It WAS developed for NASA, but never made it to space.

Be sure to share these 5 Nuggets of Knowledge for your Noggin’ with your family, friends & coworkers at some point today!

 

(Baseball Almanac / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Huff Post / CNET)

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