In 1893 at the World’s fair in Chicago, a group of Scandavian-Americans built a replica viking ship and moored in the harbor to protest Columbus being hailed as the discoverer of North America.
An American soldier ran across the border to North Korea in 1962 and has been living there ever since.
In order for Coca-Cola to continue to exist in its current form, the company has a special arrangement with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) to allow them to import dried coca leaves from Peru (and to a lesser degree, from Bolivia) in huge quantities.
About half of Sweden’s population watches Donald Duck every Christmas Eve since 1960.
The fruit was called orange before the color. The color used to be called geoluhread, which just meant yellow-red.
The insignia of the 45th Infantry Division of the United States Army featured a swastika until 1939.
An airline pilot refused service to two Imams dressed in traditional Arab clothing. Their destination? A conference where they were scheduled to speak about Islamophobia in the United States.
In a test, cocaine was found on 92 out of 100 baby changing stations in the North West UK.
The Lakota Sioux Native American tribe owns the land Mount Rushmore is built upon through a treaty with the United States. They want to destroy Mount Rushmore because it is on land the government stole, it lies on sacred ground, and the monument celebrates the killings of their people.