Knoxville, Tennessee’s Body Farm isn’t a day spa; it is a forensic anthropology facility. Human cadavers are left outdoors in varying stages of undress in water, under brush, etc., so that scientists can study the decomposition process.
President Monroe was almost the second president to be elected unanimously (The first, and only, being George Washington). However, one elector voted for John Quincy Adams to make sure that President Washington was the only president ever elected unanimously.
The capstone atop the Washington Monument is actually made of aluminum. The 100-ounce pyramid-shaped "stone" was placed on December 6, 1884, and was the largest aluminum object cast up to that time. It sounds like an odd choice today, but aluminum was very hard to produce at the time and was worth as much as silver ($24/oz in today's dollars).
DID YOU KNOW? Marlon Brando hated memorizing lines so much that he posted cue cards everywhere to help him get through scenes.
He even asked for lines to be written on an actress's posterior. (That request was denied.)