The dome on Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, conceals a billiards room. In Jefferson's day, billiards were illegal in Virginia.
Niagara Reservation became the first state park in the U.S.
Van Camp's Pork and Beans were a staple food for Union soldiers in the Civil War.
On October 7, 1916 Georgia Tech beat Cumberland University in a football game by a score of 222 to 0.
Oregon's state flag is the only state flag to carry two separate designs, with a beaver on its reverse side.
Yahoo! was originally called 'Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web'.
The 1st buffalo ever born in captivity was born at Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo in 1884.
A snail can sleep for three years.
Mariner 4 collected the first close-up photos of another planet when it flew by Mars. As it passed the planet it revealed lunar-type impact craters, some of them touched with frost in the chill Martian evening.
From 1942 until the end of World War II, Oscars were made out of plaster to conserve metal. After the war, the winners received "real" replacement statues.