Five Random Facts for Wednesday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Mars may be the “Red Planet,” but the SUNSETS there are blue.

2.  Chicago’s population peaked in 1950, when there were 3.6 million people living in the city.  Now it’s down to 2.7 million, according to the latest Census.

3.  None of the guys in the R&B group Tony! Toni! Toné! were named Tony.

4.  Nine former presidents didn’t have college degrees:  George WashingtonAndrew JacksonMartin Van BurenZachary TaylorMillard FillmoreAbraham LincolnAndrew JohnsonGrover Cleveland, and Harry Truman.

5.  The word “disaster” comes from the Italian “disastro,” which translates to “evil star.”  Because in astrology, it was considered unlucky to be born under a bad star.

(NASA / Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Wheels for Wishes / Merriam-Webster)