Churchill kept a bed in the Houses of Parliament and believed that napping was the key to his success in leading the country through the Battle of Britain.
In the U.S., an average family of four emits more greenhouse gases because of the meat they eat than from driving two cars. If vegetarianism was adopted by 2050, it would stave off about 7 million deaths per year, experts estimate.
Denmark charges a tax of 150% on all new car purchases.
Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet died bankrupt and poor working as a mechanic for the company he started.
In 2014 Budweiser attempted to trademark the sound of a beer can opening.
American volunteers fighting in other nations armed forces in WW2 lost their citizenship and changed their nationality to Canadian. Congress eventually passed a blanket pardon in 1944.
Edgar Allan Poe wrote a novel in which a group of shipwrecked survivors draw lots in which the loser will be eaten, the boy who lost was named Richard Parker. 50 years later an English ship sank and the survivors drew lots, the losers name was Richard Parker.
In 2016, Reykjavik’s City Council decided to turn off city lights in order to allow residents to enjoy a fantastic Northern Lights display without artificial light pollution.
The term “groggy” comes from either the British or American Navy. These sailors drank Grog, which was a mix of rum, water, and citrus juice, which was used to fight scurvy. Someone who is dazed or sleepy might feel as if they have had too much grog, making them “groggy.”