Ancient Romans had to get tickets to go to the Colosseum. The tickets had the section, row, and seat number written on it for assigned seating, just like stadiums do today.
JFK was a superb golfer, but kept his golfing a secret because he didn’t want to seem out of touch with average Americans. JFK reacted with terror when he nearly hit a hole-in-one while running for President.
A federal court in California ruled earlier this year that a lawsuit against Facebook can proceed. The suit claims Facebook is illegally collecting biometric data from people “tagged” in photos posted by other users.
The reason Popeye eats spinach is because of an error in the calculation of its iron content by chemist Erich von Wolf in 1870. He misplaced a decimal point, recording iron as having 35mg of iron per 100g, instead of its true value of 3.5mg/100g. The former is equal to eating part of a paperclip.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is used to train the artificial intelligence in self driving cars due to its photorealistic graphics and its ability to produce a wide variety of realistic driving situations.
James Barry (born 1789-1799 as Margaret Ann Bulkleychose) chose to live as a man so that he could become a surgeon. With his sex only being discovered after his death, Barry was the first qualified female British surgeon known, anticipating the next female physician by over 50 years.