The New York Times Picks “72 of Our Favorite Facts of 2021”

From a New York Times Insider column headlined “72 of Our Favorite Facts of 2021”:

Each day, our editors collect the most interesting, striking or delightful facts to appear in articles throughout the newspaper. Here are 72 from the past year that left us thinking.

1. The N.B.A.’s halftime entertainers — contortionists, acrobats, Frisbee-catching dogs — typically make $1,500 to $5,000 a show.
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2. “And now, here is the host of ‘Jeopardy!’ … Alex Trebek!” is a phrase that Johnny Gilbert said some version of over 8,000 times during Mr. Trebek’s run of the show.
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