It’s Time For Random Fact Thursday!
- Mattel passed on making “Star Wars” toys in the late ’70s because they didn’t want to pay the massive $750,000 licensing fee. So they had their designers come up with ideas for their own line of action figures . . . and they created “He-Man”.
- More than half of the Fortune 500 companies started during a depression or recession, including Disney, HP, Motorola, FedEx, and Microsoft.
- George Washington, Andrew Jackson, and Abraham Lincoln all had smallpox, and they all beat it.
- Every elected official in Kentucky has to take an oath that was created in 1891, where they swear, quote, “I have not fought a duel with deadly weapons . . . nor have I sent or accepted a challenge to fight a duel.”
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