Pirates probably didn't wear eyepatches because of a missing eye; it's much more likely that they were keeping one eye ready to see in darkness, so that they could adjust quickly when going below deck.
Until 1948, 7-Up contained 'lithium citrate', a mood stabilizer used to treat bipolar disorder.
Google.org is the charitable arm of Google, committing about US$100 million in investments and grants to nonprofits annually.
This is because people are too worried about themselves, and what they'll say next, to focus on remembering the names of people they're introduced to.
There's a baby called Netflix de Jesús Rodríguez Restrepo in Colombia.
Michael Phelps considered suicide after the 2012 Summer Olympics. He started the Michael Phelps Foundation to help other people with mental illness.
Cats display the same main attachment styles as babies and dogs, a study found.
Small animals sense time slower than humans.
Humans have caused 322 animal extinctions in the past 500 years.
Anne Frank is on YouTube. She was captured on film while leaning out of her window to get a good look of a wedding.
The last surviving Civil War widow didn't pass away until 2008. She married an 86-year-old veteran when she was only 19.
Scientists want to introduce global warming on Mars to make life habitable for colonization.
Octopus wrestling was a popular sport in the 1960s. A diver would fight an octopus in shallow water and drag it to the surface.
In 2009, snipers were deployed in Australia to protect a colony of little penguins from predators.
Uranus has the coldest planetary atmosphere in the Solar System, with a minimum temperature of -371.56 °F (−224 °C).
If London's Big Ben was built today, it would cost about US$222,000.