5 Random Friday Facts

Here are some random facts for you . . .

1. In the early 1900s, before alarm clocks were popular, people in England would hire people to knock on their windows with a pole to wake them up.

2. Andes mints aren’t named after the Andes Mountains . . . they’re named after their founder, Andy Kanelos.

3. Even though “Strangers in the Night” was a giant hit for Frank Sinatra, he hated it and almost never played it live.

4. The first prize Bob Barker ever announced on “The Price Is Right” when it started in 1972 was a fur coat. The actual retail price was $595, so a woman who bid $350 won.

5. Betty Boop was originally a talking French poodle when she debuted in 1930. She didn’t become a person until 1932.