James Cameron came up for the idea for the Terminator screenplay after his Audi 5000 was recalled for unintended acceleration.
One in five American domestic house cats are unable to digest aspartame.
Fiber supplements containing more than 9 grams of insoluble fiber are illegal without a doctor’s prescription in Sweden.
Serial killer Richard “the Nightstalker” Ramirez briefly worked in the Sunnyvale, California factory that produced the original “6-switch” Atari 2600 video game system.
The Empire State Building was originally constructed with only men’s bathrooms. The female bathrooms were added in 1947.
It is impossible for a person who weighs less than 125 pounds to be killed by quicksand.
The state of Rhode Island has no laws regulating the sale of explosives.
The Russian mystic Grigori Rasputin’s fourth cousin is Jeffry Ross Hyman, better known as Joey Ramone.
It takes over 800 pounds of cobalt, mined from the republic of Zambia, to form the enamel used to paint a single Harley-Davidson motorcycle. The UNIP-attempted coup of Zambia in 1997 almost halted production of Harley motorcycles in the US.
People with ulcerative colitis are unable to visualize 3D films produced by the IMAX Fusion Camera System.
General Foods attempted to buy the home computer division of Tandy-Radio Shack in 1982. Their Tarrytown, New York-based R&D division produced a report on fast food franchise-based computing which was later used as the basis for McDonalds’ 2004 nationwide WiFi rollout.
Levi P. Morton was the first US Vice President to not be involved in a duel.
Food trucks were first called “chuckwagons” after Charles Wesley Emerson, the founder of Emerson College in Boston, because of his fondness for dressing up as a cowboy and serving lunch to undergraduates at the school’s cafeteria.
If you fill a Mason jar with gasoline and drop a lit Bic lighter from a height of three feet, a safety mechanism in the lighter will prevent it from ever catching the gas on fire.
No commercially-available laminate flooring products are made without animal byproducts.
The Bluetooth protocol was originally implemented by Ericcson as a method of centrally controlling plumbing fixtures in Norwegian apartment buildings.
Over 130,000 people are killed every year worldwide by defective footwear.
In his later life, Robert Craig “Evel” Knievel studied abstract impressionist painting with Charles Pollock, brother of Jackson Pollock.
Kansas City, Missouri has the highest number of mosques per capita of any city in North America.
In the early 60s, Hunter S. Thompson ghost-wrote five Louis Lamour novels, which were not published until after his death.