The word “idiot” originates from “the ancient Greek word ἰδιώτης (idiōtēs), meaning a private person, a person who is not actively interested in politics”
They built a ship almost as big as the Titanic with a double hull fifty years earlier. It hit some rocks. They didn’t even have to tell the passengers.
The Japanese temporarily occupied the Aleutian Islands (Alaska) during WWII. This was the first time Canadian conscripts were deployed to a combat zone.
Tchaikovsky held his head with his left hand while conducting, because he feared his head would fall off.
Denmark has a navy unit that patrols Northern and Eastern Greenland to enforce Danish sovereignty over these regions.
Porsche puts the ignition on the left of the steering wheel because Le Mans racing drivers used to make running starts, this way they can shift and start the engine simultaneously.
There are robotic turrets guarding the border of South Korea.