In medieval manuscripts there are many depictions of knights fighting giant snails. There’s no solid reason why.
Fish and chips is historically so important to the UK that in WWI, the British government made safeguarding supplies of them a priority and during WWII, Churchill refused to ration the dish.
Americans spend more on lottery tickets than on movies, video games, music and books combined.
Some bars in Germany are connected by a 5 km (3 Mile) beer pipeline.
Some Native American Indian Nations believe in a mysterious man, a handsome brave who wears white buckskins, and brings gifts to Indian children. His name is ‘Handsome Fellow’.
Toddlers play more creatively when they have fewer toys at their disposal.
Janet Jagen is the first American woman to be become president of a country. She was born in Chicago, moved to Guyana, and was elected president there. Janet Jagen was also the wife of former president Cheddi Jagen. And, another Guyanese president fact is that the first president was Arthur Chung, who was the first Asian person to lead a non Asian country. So Guyana elected a Chinese man before China did.
A squirrel monkey named Miss Baker was one of the first animals to be launched into space by the United States and recovered alive. She lived to the age of 27, becoming the longest living squirrel monkey, and her tombstone often has a banana or two on top of it.
Chef Boyardee of canned Ravioli fame was awarded both the Gold Star order of excellence from the US War Dept. & the Order of Lenin from Russia for supplying rations to allied troops during WWII.