Five Random Facts For Friday, August 4th

Here are some random facts for you . . .

1.  It takes 60 tons of paint to cover the Eiffel Tower, which is the weight of about 10 elephants.

2.  There’s only one country in the Americas where more people speak a native language than the language of a country that colonized them.  It’s Paraguay, where 90% of people speak Guarani and 87% speak Spanish.

3.  No one knows exactly how the Academy Awards started being called Oscars.

4.  The first drink ever described as a “cocktail” was an Old Fashioned, in 1806.

5.  On the first season of “Sesame Street”, Oscar the Grouch was orange.  They changed him to green before the second season . . . by saying he had gone to a muddy swamp and turned green overnight.

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