Elmo is the only non-human to testify before the U.S. Congress.
There have been many attempts to officially return Mt. McKinley to its Native American name Denali, but congresspeople from Ohio (President McKinley’s home state) have procedurally blocked them for over 35 years.
There is a long-standing proposal to make the northern part of Michigan an independent state called “Superior.”
Jehovah’s Witnesses don’t vote.
The 9th largest political party in Sweden is the Pirate Party.
The KGB had a propaganda campaign to convince the third-world that the CIA created the AIDS virus.
That despite being a fan of his movies, Joseph Stalin ordered the assassination of John Wayne.
The US had to pay Iran 61.8 million for shooting down a civilian aircraft killing 290 civilian passengers in 1988, but never issued a formal apology.
Irish soldiers who fought for Britain during World war 2 were put on lists by the Irish government meaning they couldn’t get jobs.
The US flew nearly $12bn in shrink-wrapped $100 bills into Iraq, then distributed the cash with no proper control over who was receiving it and how it was being spent.