William Wrigley, Jr. sold soaps in 1891, offering baking powder as incentive to buyers. The baking powder proved to be more popular, so he started selling it, offering gum as incentive. But the gum proved to be even more popular, so he started selling them. In 1893, Juicy Fruit debuted.
Matthew McConaughey’s brother, Rooster McConaughey, named his son Miller Lyte and in return was gifted a years supply of beer for his life long commitment to the brand.
Nearly all of the Presidentially pardoned turkeys are now dead due to the fact that the turkeys used for Thanksgiving are bred for the table and not for the ability to live long and healthy lives.
The first native American to meet the Pilgrims walked into the Plymouth settlement and welcomed them in English and asked them for a beer.
There is a grocery store named “Thanksgiving” in Paris that sells U.S. “cuisine” like Pop-Tarts, Heinz ketchup, and Skippy peanut butter to homesick ex-pats.
The term “Hippie” is derived from the term “Hipster,” which described jazz fans in the 1940’s. Hipsters were known for pot smoking and sarcasm.
Hawaii once attempted to combat homelessness by providing one way tickets back to the mainland for any homeless person who wanted one.
A judge once tried to sue an immigrant dry cleaners for $67 Million after they “lost” his pants, claiming inconvenience, mental anguish, attorney’s fees for representing himself, and as a result of their failure to live up to a “satisfaction guaranteed” sign that was displayed in the store.
A man escaped from a German prison by hiding in a cardboard box, which was then taken outside of the prison by courier.
Scientists have successfully created cheese using human bacteria collected from toes and belly buttons.