“Pretty Boy” Floyd might have been one of America’s most notorious bank robbers, but he couldn’t have been too bad a guy: On bank heists, he was known for destroying mortgage papers, consequently freeing hundreds of people from property debt.
Ben Franklin made a list of every synonym for the word "drunk" he could think of. Obviously ol' Ben had spent some time in pubs, because he easily came up with more than 200. Can you spot which is a Franklin synonym and which is a Monty Python phrase?
I don't know that much about art, but I can probably pick out a Manet from a Monet, or a Picasso from a Dali. I had a much, much harder time picking out a Hitler from a Churchill. See if you fare any better than me below.
Do you know what the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs does? The government is known for bureaucracy and there's plenty of jobs that don't sound professional. How much do you know about the offices and jobs you may not have heard of?
History may be written by the winners, but if you manage to lose in a really spectacular or consistent fashion, there’s a good chance you’ll get remembered, too. See how well you know these twelve notable losers.
While your old periodic table might not reflect it, Element 112 is named copernicium (Cn) in honor of Nicolaus Copernicus (the name was proposed in 2009). The number of elements that start with the letter "C" is now 12. Can you name the other 11?
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.)