Brazil couldn’t afford to send its 69 athletes to Los Angeles for the Summer Olympics in 1932, so they put them on a ship with 50,000 sacks of coffee and sold the beans at different ports along the way.
There is a version of the Bible called the Sinners Bible that was printed in 1631 by publisher Robert Barker. The Seventh Commandment reads: “Thou shalt commit adultery.”
Canoeing was originally a form of long distance transportation in North America, the Amazon basin and Polynesia, as well as many other countries.
The Alaskan king crab is related to the hermit crab.
A growler is a container that holds beer. It allows the drinker to transport beer from place to place while keeping the beer’s temperature and taste.
The red-fleshed variety of dragon fruit contains lycopene, the same antioxidant found in tomatoes. Lycopene helps in lowering the risk of cancer, hypertension and heart disease.
Largemouth bass were first discovered in 1562 by the French in Florida. To this day, The Sunshine State is still considered one of the best places on earth to catch a trophy largemouth.
The first mention of a pen with ink reservoir came in 973 in the region of northwest Africa by Ma’ād al-Mu’izz. He wanted a pen that didn’t get his hand messy.
Cattle were first brought to the western hemisphere by Columbus on his second voyage to the New World in 1493.
John F. Kennedy expressed relief when the Berlin Wall was erected.