At the end of Prohibition, FDR said, "What America needs now is a drink."
The Caesar Salad was not invented by the Italians, but by a restaurant owner in Tijuana, Mexico.
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.
Medieval Japanese samurai burned incense in their helmets so that if they were decapitated in battle, their head would smell sweet.
The male cicada is the loudest insect in the world. Their sound can reach 120 decibels. By comparison, a jackhammer breaking concrete is 100-120 decibels.
In 1942, Hollywood actress Hedy Lamarr co-invented spread spectrum communications, the forerunner to today's CDMA cell phone technology.