In 1980, Detroit presented Saddam Hussein with a key to the city.
A 17th century children’s game called “dibstones” was similar to what we call “jacks” today, only back then sheep’s knuckles were used instead of little metal gizmos.
Dolph Lundgren, who played Ivan Drago in Rocky IV, has a master's degree in chemical engineering. He's also Swedish.
The creator of the iPod first shopped his idea (without success) to Philips and RealNetworks before Apple agreed to market the device.
Omar Knedlik of Coffeyville, Kansas, invented the Icee (also called a Slurpee, Slush, or Mr. Misty) in the late 1950s. The first flavor he offered was root beer.
Prior to 1938, engagement rings were often comprised of a combination of the bride and her mother’s birthstones, which meant that sapphires, rubies, and emeralds were the order of the day.