Pretzels were invented by an Italian monk who used the treats as a bribe to get kids to memorize scripture. In fact, the criss-crossed bits are supposed to represent the folded arms of pious children in prayer.
I don't know that much about art, but I can probably pick out a Manet from a Monet, or a Picasso from a Dali. I had a much, much harder time picking out a Hitler from a Churchill. See if you fare any better than me below.
From 1984 to 2000, Martin Luther King was honored in Virginia on the same day as two guys who have very different legacies: Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson. The state holiday was known as “Lee-Jackson-King Day."
Do you know what the Assistant Secretary for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs does? The government is known for bureaucracy and there's plenty of jobs that don't sound professional. How much do you know about the offices and jobs you may not have heard of?
The first European settlement in America wasn't St. Augustine, or Jamestown, but San Miguel de Guadalupe, located on the coast near what is today the Georgia-South Carolina border. Built in 1526, it failed after only six months.
History may be written by the winners, but if you manage to lose in a really spectacular or consistent fashion, there’s a good chance you’ll get remembered, too. See how well you know these twelve notable losers.
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.)