Five Random Facts for Monday

Here are some random facts for you.

1.  Before the late 18th century, the territory that is now Ukraine was largely controlled by Cossacks, warriors who chose their leader, or “hetman,” in a democratic ballot.

2.  The Oompa Loompas in “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” were originally called Whipple Scrumpets.  Roald Dahl changed their name at the last minute.

3.  Elon Musk was not one of the original founders of Tesla.  He came on board in 2004 after the company had been around for about six months, and invested $7.5 million to join the board of directors.

4.  People in Washington D.C. voted to create their own constitution in 1980, so they could become the 51st state.  It would’ve been called New Columbia, but the plan never went any further.

5.  When John Quincy Adams was president in the 1820s, he would swim naked in the Potomac River at 5:00 A.M.

 

(Wikipedia / The Guardian / Wikipedia / Time / POTUS.com)