The mile is Latin for 1,000. The number of paces it took the average Roman!
According to the Bible, God sent 2 bears to murder 42 children because they had mocked a bald man.
The world's first Buddhist ruler, Emperor Ashoka, was the first ruler in human history to ban slavery, animal cruelty, and deforestation.
On June 28, 2009 Stephen Hawking threw a party for time-travelers. He announced the party the day after it happened and he said no one came.
There are more 20-year-old virgins now than there were in the late 1950s.
‘Last shake o’ the bag’ was Victorian slang for ‘youngest child’.
There was a law in Sparta against having an unmanly complexion.
18th century Facts
Jeans, thought to be invented in America, originated in 18th century Italy where Genoan sailors wore snappy outfits made from denim.