Wise World of Wellen
1. The first thing someone invented that could break the sound barrier was . . . the whip.
2. The black box on an airplane is usually bright orange or red, not black. They were originally black, but that made them harder to find after a crash.
3. The Miami Marlins have made the baseball playoffs twice since they became a team in 1993 . . . and they won the World Series both times. They’re the only team in the four major U.S. sports that has never lost in a playoff round.
4. Johnny Carson liked being alone so much that his $81 million home in Malibu, California only had one bedroom. That meant he never had to host guests.
5. The Hollywood sign was originally created by an advertising agency in 1923 to promote a new real estate development.