Haiti—the only nation born of a slave revolt—could have been a prosperous country but was impoverished by a crippling, decades-long embargo imposed by Europe and the U.S. after former slaves overthrew the country’s European ruling elites.
The world’s longest concert, which is already 10 years in progress, will last 639 years.
The dutch Prime Minister has a job besides being an PM. He still teaches two hours of history a week at a high school.
In ancient Egypt women used nail color to signify social order, red being at the top. Cleopatra favored crimson. Women of lower rank could only use pale colors.
Stomach acid is strong enough to dissolve razor blades.
President Nixon had a speech written in case Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were stranded on the Moon, unable to return to Earth.