The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman!

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In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.

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Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.

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In Japan, there was a time when a wife being left-handed was ground for a divorce. Today the prejudice against lefties has lessened.

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Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at New Orleans, Louisiana, is the world's largest bridge. It is almost 24 miles (about 38 kilometers) long.

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It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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The most common name in the world is Mohammed.

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The Trans-Alaska Pipeline moves up to 88,000 barrels of oil per hour on a 800 mile journey to Valdez.

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Casey Kasem is the voice of Shaggy on the cartoon show Scooby-Doo. Casey Kasem, being a strict vegetarian, also requested that Shaggy follow the same diet on the show.

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Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.

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