Trivia: Fall 2016

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Movie theater popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon in the U.S.

After paying a $40 late fee for the movie Apollo 13, Reed Hastings, Jr. co-founded NetFlix.

Enzo Ferrari told a man “You may be able to drive a tractor but you will never be able to handle a ferrari properly.” The man was so angry that he vowed to create the perfect car. His name was Ferruccio Lamborghini. 

Bats always turn left when exiting a cave.

In 1923, Frank Hayes, in his debut as a jockey, won a race at Belmont Park despite being dead.
He apparently suffered a heart attack mid-race, but he stayed in the saddle until his horse crossed the finish line for a 20-1 outsider victory.

A typical cloud weighs approximately 1.1 million pounds, about as much as 100 elephants.

In 1963, baseball pitcher Gaylord Perry of the San Francisco Giants remarked, “They’ll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run.” On July 20, 1969, a few hours after Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, Gaylord Perry hit his first (and only) home run.

 

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