During the 2000 US census, more than 87,000 Americans listed their home state as their ancestry. Texas had the most, with over 32,000.
Taylor Swift was born into wealth. Her father is “a descendant of three generations of bank presidents” and worked for Merrill Lynch. At the age of 14 her family moved to Nashville where her father purchased a stake in Big Machine, the label to which Swift first signed.
The phrase “The First World War” was used as early as 1918, by a journalist who felt it would not be the last.
The trollface meme “(Problem?)” is copyrighted. At the meme’s height, when it was plastered on t-shirts the creator would would pull in between $10,000 and $15,000 every few months.
Trevor Richards, a 16-year-old South African immigrant, got suspended from his Omaha, Nebraska school when he nominated himself for a “Distinguished African-American Student of the Year” prize. He was the only pupil in this school to have ever lived in Africa.
Breast milk saved 16 people lost at sea. 2 days after their food ran out a woman told her sister to try her milk. She felt better and offered it to everyone else. The 8 men and 7 women took turns sucking her breasts and were able to survive for 7 more days until currents pushed the boat to shore.
In 1958 two pilots flew an aircraft for more than two months without landing, refueling by matching speed with a truck driving down a road. Their record has not been broken.
Lottery winner Jack Whittaker was once robbed of $545,000 in cash. When asked why he would carry around that much money, he responded with “because I can”. He was later robbed for $200,000 cash.
Portuguese soldiers used black swords in the Age of Discovery in order to not reflect the light and announce their presence on ships, avoiding also its rusting when used near salt water.
Although park authorities deny it, Central Park officially has a population of 25 residents according to the 2010 census.