Also called the Mexican Hairless Dog, the Xoloitzcuintli breed was used by Aztecs for companionship, and occasionally for lunch. Prized for their body heat (hence the lack of fur), Xolos are still used in Mexico as nature’s hot water bottles.
In 1941, the U.S. government banned silk stockings. Why? Japan cut off America’s silk supply during World War II, and the government decided that producing silk parachutes for American pilots took precedence over women’s fashion needs.
Boasting an impressive collection of over 300 Summer Olympic medals, Romania ranks 15th in the world for total medals earned at the Summer Games. However, its Winter Olympics performances are another story: Romania only has one Winter medal, a bronze, from 1968.
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.)