Elephants, lions, and camels roamed Alaska 12,000 years ago.
Montpelier, Vermont is the only state capitol without a McDonald's.
The Palace of Versailles in France, which contains the famous Hall of Mirrors, was built during the reign of Louis XIV and served as the royal palace until 1793.
The last member of the famous Bonaparte family, Jerome Napoleon Bonaparte, died in 1945, of injuries sustained from tripping over his dog's leash.
Carnegie Hall in New York City opened in 1891 with Tchaikovsky as guest conductor.
The two most famous actors who portrayed the "Marlboro Man" in the cigarette ads died of lung cancer.
Mt. Vesuvius last erupted in 1944, destroying a number of neighboring villages.
The lifespan of the common goldfish is over 20 years!
The symbol SPQR can be found on many ancient buildings in Rome. It stands for "the senate and people of Rome".
The internet slang POTS means "parents over the shoulder" - (My parents are watching, I can't really talk)