There are only 2 countries in the world whose flags contain neither red, white, nor blue: Jamaica and Mauritania.
George Washington did not, in fact, have wooden teeth.
East St. Louis has a higher murder rate than Honduras, the country with the highest murder rate in the world.
More than 900 American troops were alive at the end of the Korean War but were never released by the North Koreans. In 1996, as many as 15 of them might have still been alive.
In 1681, a white woman married an African slave in colonial Maryland, even though she knew that doing so would condemn her to a life of slavery.
Nikon was accused of racist face-detection software – when Asian faces were photographed, a message would pop up on the camera screen asking, “Did someone blink?”
Up until the early 1900’s, it was completely normal for children of both sexes in America to wear dresses until the age of 6 or 7. Gendered clothing didn’t arrive until just before WWI, when pink was recommended for boys and the more ‘delicate and dainty blue’ was recommended for girls.
During the 1950s, the U.S. military tested nuclear weapons so close to Las Vegas, that you could clearly see the mushroom clouds from downtown Hotels. This became a temporary tourist attraction.
A drunk North Korean man passed out on a wooden board to find himself in South Korea the next day as a flood washed him and the board to an island controlled by South Korea.
The Radium Girls were factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with self-luminous paint. The women were told the paint was harmless, and ingested deadly amounts by licking their paintbrushes; some painted their fingernails and teeth with the glowing paint.