The first ever tool to resemble a chainsaw was invented by German doctor Bernhard Heine. It was a medical tool used for cutting bones.
The biggest pillow fight ever recorded involved 3800 people and tens of thousands of pillows. It took place in Chicago at the 2013 Dada Life concert.
The first ship to send out an SOS signal is the Cunard liner Slavonia, having sent the signal on June 10th, 1909. It is a myth that the RMS Titanic was the first ship to use the SOS distress signal.
Most people wrongly believe that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. He improved the existing light bulb at the time, and he invented the electrical delivery system.
A pair of Napoleon's socks was sold for more than $4000 at an auction in London.
A numismatist is a person who collects coins. Roman Emperors were among some of the earliest coin collectors.
The world's first ski lift was inspired by a mechanism used to lift bananas onto boats.
In the old days sharpened feathers dabbed with ink were used for writing. We now use a "pen" whose naming comes from the Latin word "penna" meaning feather.
The RMS Titanic was the largest ship afloat at the time it was launched, weighing 112 million pounds. That's the same weight as 16 billion pennies.
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