It was found in Herculanum and was petrified by the Vesuvius eruption
Their presence is traditionally believed to protect the Crown and the tower; a superstition holds that "if the Tower of London ravens are lost or fly away, the Crown will fall and Britain with it"
Joesphina van Gorkum wouldn't let tradition and religion get in the way of her marriage to her protestant lover (she was a catholic). She even found a way for them to remain together in death, despite their tombs being in different sections of the graveyard
The method still used today consisting in wrapping the worm around a stick and pulling it out is found in the Ebers Papyrus, an Egyptian medical papyrus dating to around 1550 BC
It was a military operation employing armed soldiers to reduce the number of emus that were destroying crops in Western Australia.
Every president with a beard in the US history has been a republican
Its name is a combination of the first letters of the names Armstrong, Aldrin and Collins. It was first brought back in 1969 from Tranquility Base on the Moon.
Philosopher Jeremy Bentham wanted his body to be preserved and exposed after his death. The head was supposed to be preserved too, but the mummification failed and it was replaced with a head made of wax
The aim of the top-secret project A119 was to detonate a nuclear bomb on the Moon. The flash of explosive light would have been faintly visible to people on Earth with their naked eye; an US show of force after the Soviet Union took an early lead in the Space Race
Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavannes then tried to market their product, which was two shower curtains sealed together, as greenhouse insulation before finally selling it as a packaging material. Their first client was IBM
In 1759, it signed a 9,000 year lease to use the St James Gate brewery
Ironically, William James Morrison was a dentist from Nashville, Tennessee