Catherine Zeta Jones' father owned a candy factory, but the star says she rarely indulged: "I had so many sweets and candy hanging around my house that I never even bothered with them".
President George W. Bush and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner are cousins!
New Zealand is the first country to allow women to vote.
Even a small amount of alcohol placed on a scorpion will make it go crazy and sting itself to death.
In 1979, actor Mel Gibson had an edge for the starring role in Mad Max because just before the audition he had gotten into a fight and his face was badly battered.
In the great fire of London in 1666 half of London was burnt down but only 6 people were injured.
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer was the first choice to play Clarice Starling in the movie Silence of the Lambs. She turned down the role because she found it too scary.
The word taxi is spelled the same in English, German, French, Swedish, Spanish and Portuguese.
Ted Turner owns about 2% of New Mexico.
An anagram that reads the same backward as forward is called palindrome, e.g., "Anna".