Goats have been used as torture devices.
The common use of the word “like” to compare two things (as is the norm today) was made popular by a 1954 cigarette ad.
Paul McCartney painted “Hey Jude” onto an old window in public view to promote the single, but it was smashed and caused an outrage because Jude was mistaken for an anti-Semitic nickname for Jew.
As recently as 1985, infants and children up to 18 months old were routinely operated on without anesthetic, because it was believed that they could not feel pain.
A Russian spy infiltrated The Manhattan Project, and drastically sped up Russia’s development of nuclear arms.
The sound barrier was probably first broken not by Chuck Yeager, but by a Luftwaffe pilot in 1945.
Einstein’s eyeballs are currently sitting in a safety deposit box in NYC.
There’s a spider’s bite that will give you a boner.
A turtle heart continues to beat even after separating it from the body.