FACT OR CRAP
Welcome back to another version of FACT OR CRAP! Below are the results from last week’s questions:
Question 1. A lock of Elvis Presley’s hair, allegedly cut when he joined the army in 1958, sold at auction for $500,000. FACT or CRAP?
73% answered FACT and 27% answered CRAP! And the correct answer is: CRAP! If you answered FACT you weren’t far off! A lock of Elvis Presley’s hair did sell at auction, but not for $500,000. The anonymous buyer nabbed the lock of hair for $15,000. Here are a couple more Elvis hair auction facts: In 2002 a jar of hair belonging to The King sold for $115,000 at auction. In 2009 a single strand of hair, said to be clipped by Presley’s barber of more than 20 years, Homer Gill Gilleland, sold for around $1,700! Now that’s a head of hair worth some serious coin!
Question 2. The first African American woman to become a millionaire was Madame CJ Walker. She produced the first hair care products for African American hair. FACT or CRAP?
80% answered FACT and 20% answered CRAP! The correct answer is: FACT! Madame CJ Walker was an amazing business woman and made her fortune by developing and marketing a hugely successful line of beauty products for black women under the company she founded, Madame CJ Walker Manufacturing Company.
Did you get it right last week? Let’s see how you do this time around! Remember, NO GOOGLE!!! Check back next Wednesday for the results.
Fact or Crap -August 11, 2010