The world’s oldest surviving piano is that the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. The instrument dates back to 1720, and was made by an Italian man named Bartolomeo Cristofori.
Red Dawn, the action thriller starring Patrick Swayze, was the first movie released with a PG-13 rating.
Honey hunters in Mozambique recruit birds known as honeyguides to help locate beehives. In return for the bird’s services, they receive leftover beeswax.
The boiling point for water at the top of Mount Everest is about 154 degrees Fahrenheit.
A “contronym” is a word that’s it’s own opposite.
A woman from Louisville, Kentucky left $300,000 to actor Charles Bronson. She never met him; she was only a fan.
On September 13, 1777, Frederick the Great issues a proclamation urging citizens to drink beer instead of coffee.
Beaver College in Pennsylvania changed it’s name to Arcadia University, in part because anti-porn filters blocked access to its website.
During the reunion of the Battle of Gettysburg in 1913, two men purchased a hatchet from the local hardware store and buried it in the ground where the battle was fought.
Elvis Presley’s manager sold “I hate Elvis” buttons to help make money off people who weren’t buying his merchandise.