Slumber Party Barbie of 1965 came with her own "How to Lose Weight" book. One tip: "Don’t eat."
A former slave ship captain wrote the song "Amazing Grace."
In 1759, St. James's Gate Brewery (where they brew Guinness) was leased for to Arthur Guinness for 9,000 years for 45 pounds per year.
Felines have thirty-two muscles in each ear which control intricate movements for directional hearing.
The disease known as "chicken pox" has nothing to do with poultry. It earned the name because it was originally thought to be a weak strain of smallpox.
Ken Osmond, the actor who played Eddie Haskell in Leave It to Beaver, wasn't the troublemaker in real life. He grew up to become an L.A. policeman.
The scale that classifies hurricanes into Categories 1-5 is called the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale.
Black-eyed peas aren't peas, but beans. And coffee beans aren't beans, but seeds.
Bela Lugosi became famous for playing the title character in the classic 1931 movie Dracula. When he died in 1956, he was buried wearing his Dracula cape.