The European Central Bank was established by the Treaty of Amsterdam in 1998.
At an NOAA conference in 1972, Roxcy Bolton proposed naming hurricanes after Senators instead of women. She also preferred “him-i-canes.”
You can buy shredded currency from the Department of Treasury.
The USDA’s Food and Safety Inspection Service allows the use of the term ‘wyngz’ to denote a product that is in ‘the shape of a wing or a bite-sized appetizer type product’ but that contains no wing meat but only under certain conditions.
The FBI was asked to investigate the lyrics of the Kingsmen song “Louie, Louie” to see if violated any obscenity laws. They spent three months in 1964 only to determine the lyrics were indecipherable.
CIA Headquarters has it’s own Starbucks.
In 2015 the TSA collected $765,759.15 in loose change at airport security checkpoints across the country. They get to keep all of it.
The term “ZIP” in “ZIP code” is an acronym for “Zone Improvement Plan.”
The British Standards Institution has a 5,000 word report on the correct way to make a cup of tea.
Since 1990, South Dakota has celebrated Native American Day instead of Columbus Day.