Coffee was originally a food, not a drink. Early East African tribes mixed the coffee berries (the unhulled bean) with animal fat, forming the first ‘power bars’.
London is still paying rent to the Queen on a property leased in 1211 and the rent consists of 2 knives, 6 horseshoes and 61 nails.
Sean Connery was once pulled over and fined by a British police officer for over speeding. The Officer’s name was Sergeant James Bond.
In 2002, at Novosibirsk, Pepsi created a contest to win a car, where customers who bought a bottle of Pepsi could win a car by choosing the right key for the car. However, when a man was able to open it, he was sued by Pepsi, since the contest was supposed to be impossible to win because the right key for the car wasn’t available. The man was a car mechanic.
The solar system is moving through the Local Interstellar Cloud, proving that you are never in the same spot more than once on a cosmic scale.
The Fairness Doctrine was removed in 1987. It required news broadcasters to both present controversial issues of public importance and to do so in a manner that was honest, equitable, and balanced.
Up until the mid-1980’s female flight attendants in the US were required to be single (either unmarried or widowed) and were fired if they decided to get married.
A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
In 1995 a Virginia inmate sued himself for $5 million for violating his own civil rights by getting drunk and getting arrested. The judge dismissed the case but congratulated the man on his “innovative approach to civil rights litigation.”