Google's founders were ready to sell to Excite for under $1 million in 1999. Excite turned them down.
At the Great Gettysburg Reunion of 1913, two men purchased a hatchet, walked to the site where their regiments had fought, and buried it.
Before he wrote Jaws, Peter Benchley was a speechwriter for LBJ.
Al Capone estimated that he spent $30 million a year to pay off judges, police, elected officials, and newspapermen.
Cashews are related to poison ivy.
The first item sold on eBay was a broken laser pointer. A collector of broken laser pointers bought it for $14.83.