During the California Gold Rush of 1849 miners sent their laundry to Honolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs in California during these boom years it was deemed more feasible to send the shirts to Hawaii for servicing.
Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II were made of wood.
The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side in a game of chess is 318,979,564,000.
Upper and lower case letters are named 'upper' and 'lower', because in the time when all original print had to be set in individual letters ,the 'upper case' letters were stored in the case on top of the case that stored the smaller, 'lower case' letters.
There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.
There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with: orange, purple, and silver!
The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan, there was never a recorded Wendy before!
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during World War II killed the only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Leonardo Da Vinci invented scissors. Also, it took him 10 years to paint Mona Lisa's lips.
If one places a tiny amount of liquor on a scorpion, it will instantly go mad and sting itself to death.
Bruce Lee was so fast that they actually had to SLOW a film down so you could see his moves. That's the opposite of the norm.