Five Random Facts for Today
1. There are 18 fictional characters with stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The most recent are Alvin and the Chipmunks, who got their star in 2019 . . . Mickey Mouse was first, in 1978.
2. The U.S. has the highest drinking age in North or South America. The next closest is Paraguay, at 20.
3. The United States military has a MAXIMUM height cutoff. No one over 6-foot-8 can enlist.
4. The “Guinness Book of World Records” has discontinued some of its categories, including raw egg consumption . . . heaviest pet . . . and most beers consumed in an hour.
5. Elephants have more genes related to smell than any other animal. They have five times more scent genes than humans . . . and twice as many as dogs.