PETA once asked the Pet Shop Boys to consider changing their name to Rescue Shelter Boys.
Liquid measurements are different in Britain than in the United States: A fluid ounce is smaller, while pints, quarts, and gallons are larger.
The Rams were the first pro football team to decorate their helmets. An early version of the "horn" motif is still used by the franchise today.
Nicholas Breakspear wasn't a relative of William Shakespeare, but he did have his own claim to fame: He was the first Englishman to become Pope.
When Disneyland opened on July 17, 1955, the 110°F temperatures melted the asphalt on Main Street and caused many high-heeled shoes to become stuck in the pavement.
In 1955, the New York State Labor Department ruled that "there is nothing inherently repulsive about a Van Dyke beard."