Playing cards were issued to British pilots in WWII. If captured, theycould be soaked in water and unfolded to reveal a map for escape.Most lipstick contains fish scales.Orcas (killer whales) kill sharks by torpedo-ing up into the shark'sstomach from underneath, causing the shark to explode.Donald Duck comics were banned from Finland because he doesn't wearpants.Dr. Seuss is actually pronounced Seuss such that it sounds like Sue-ice.Ketchup was sold in the 1830s as medicine.During the California gold rush of 1849, miners sent their laundry toHonolulu for washing and pressing. Due to the extremely high costs inCalifornia during these boom years, it was deemed more feasible to sendtheirshirts to Hawaii for servicing.American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive fromeachsalad served in First Class.Because metal was scarce, the Oscars given out during World War II weremade of wood.The number of possible ways of playing the first four moves per side inagame of chess is 318,979,564,000.Upper and lower case letters are named "upper" and "lower" because inthe time when all original print had to be set in individual letters,the upper case letters were stored in the case on top of the case thatstored the lower case letters.There are no clocks in Las Vegas gambling casinos.There are no words in the dictionary that rhyme with orange, purple andsilver.The numbers "172" can be found on the back of the US 5 dollar bill, inthebushes at the base of the Lincoln Memorial.The name Wendy was made up for the book Peter Pan. There was never arecorded Wendy before.The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin in World War IIkilledthe only elephant in the Berlin Zoo.