The original Toby jugs were modelled on Harry 'Toby' Elwes a Yorkshireman!
In 1386, a pig was executed by public hanging for the murder of a child.
Pepsi originally contained pepsin, thus the name.
In Japan, there was a time when a wife being left-handed was ground for a divorce. Today the prejudice against lefties has lessened.
Lake Pontchartrain Causeway at New Orleans, Louisiana, is the world's largest bridge. It is almost 24 miles (about 38 kilometers) long.
It snows more in the Grand Canyon than it does in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The most common name in the world is Mohammed.
The Trans-Alaska Pipeline moves up to 88,000 barrels of oil per hour on a 800 mile journey to Valdez.
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.
Emus and kangaroos cannot walk backwards, and are on the Australian coat of arms for that reason.