The national animal of Scotland is the unicorn.
The state fish of Hawaii is the humuhumunukunukuapua'a. The Hawaiian name roughly translates to "the fish with a pig-like nose." It's English name is the Reef Triggerfish.
Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of television, was inspired by a farmer's plowing of a field - the parallel rows giving him the idea of 'scanning' a picture.
Sure, you know your Operation Desert Storms from your Purina Cat Chows. But what about when they could go either way? Then how smart are you?