1. In France, it’s illegal to disinherit your children . . . so a particular share of the deceased’s estate is legally required to be kept for their children.
2. There was a third founder of Apple besides Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak . . . a guy named Ronald Wayne. But he sold his 10% stake in the company for $800 after two weeks . . . it would be worth at least $100 billion today.
3. The Mall of America in Minnesota is owned by a Canadian company.
4. Sam and Frodo walk a total of 1,350 miles in the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy, which is like walking from Los Angeles to Austin, Texas.
5. Approximately 625,000 soldiers died in the Civil War . . . but only about one-third died in battle. Two-thirds died from diseases like malaria and measles that spread around their camps.