There are over 40 ships buried underneath the city blocks of the financial district of San Francisco. Abandoned gold rush ships and their wharves were buried beneath landfill used to fill in Yerba Buena cove; the residents of San Francisco needed more housing.
Despite its 6.5 million square feet of floor space, the Pentagon in Washington was constructed in such a way that no point in the building is more than a seven minute walk from any other point in the building.
The phrase “going commando” originated during the Vietnam War, a time when American troops spent extended periods of time in hot, humid jungles. Wearing tight-fitting undergarments reduced ventilation and increased the risk of fungal infections in the groin area.
Using an orange-handled coffee pot to denote decaffeinated brew dates back to 1923, when General Foods first introduced Sanka. As a promotional gimmick, they provided restaurants and diners with orange-y pots that matched the orange packaging of their decaf coffee.
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.)