Rocky Random Facts for 8/9

1.  There are more KFC locations in China than the United States . . . a LOT more.  There are 7,166 KFCs in China . . . and 3,943 in America.

2.  The fast-food chain Popeyes isn’t named after the cartoon character . . . it’s named after Gene Hackman’s character Popeye Doyle from the movie “The French Connection”.

3.  The first thing anyone ever purchased online was . . . a bag of weed.  Some students from Stanford University sold a tiny amount of marijuana to some guys from MIT using an early version of the Internet called “Arpanet” in 1972.

4.  A woman’s rights leader named Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for president.  She ran in 1872 against Ulysses S. Grant, and couldn’t vote for herself . . . because it was 48 years before women got the right.

(Wikipedia / Wikipedia / Gizmodo /