In 1631, a huge reprint of the King James Bible was recalled and burnt due to a single typo: the Seventh Commandment stated "Thou shalt commit adultery."
After Hurricane Katrina, Cuba offered medical aid and Venezuela gasoline plus US$5 million. The U.S. rejected them all.
A secret message was engraved inside Abraham Lincoln's pocket watch by a jeweler, and it was not discovered until 2009.
There's a town in Spain where 700 people share the surname "Japon" as they are descendants of 17th century samurais who stayed there after an embassy returned to Japan.
The U.S. government's "official expert" on Marijuana from 1938 to 1962 once testified in court, under oath, that he had smoked marijuana and it turned him into a bat.
In late 19th century, millions of American children learned in school that just one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or even spontaneous combustion.
The Catholic Church considers the Theory of Evolution to be "virtually certain", and believes that intelligent design "isn't science even though it pretends to be."
In China, it's illegal to use a wordplay or a pun in advertising or on television.
Liechtenstein sent 80 men to the Austro-Prussian War and returned with 81, as they befriended one of the people from the opposition.
The monarch of Norway's title is "Norway's King" rather than "King of Norway", signifying that he belongs to the country and not vice versa.