In 1960, a pilot rode a balloon to the edge of space, then sky-dived back at 988 km/hr.
Tolkien’s “The Hobbit” was translated into Hebrew by Israeli combat pilots trying to pass the time while being imprisoned in Egypt, and their translation is considered the superior of two versions.
During the filming of The Grinch, Jim Carrey took counseling from a Navy SEAL to learn torture-resistance techniques to handle the extensive makeup.
During supersonic flight the fuselage of the Concorde would extend by as much as 300 mm (almost 1 ft) due to the heat generated by compression of air.
World’s largest manufacturer of female apparel: Mattel (They make Barbie’s clothing).
The KGB had a propaganda campaign to convince the third-world that the CIA created the AIDS virus.
There is a language in Mexico at risk of dying out because the only two people who speak it refuse to speak to each other.
There are over 5,000 janitors in the U.S. with PhDs.
In 1993 IBM Released a mobile phone with Touch screen and E-mail.