Queen Victoria smoked when in Scotland to keep midges away during picnics.
The creator of the London Eye shares the same birthday as Gustave Eiffel.
The Toyota MR2 is an embarrassing name in France, because “MR2” sounds similar to Emmerdeux, the French for Shit. Similarly, the Ford Pinto is embarrassing in Brazil, because Pinto is slang for Tiny male genitals.
Brendan Behan was asked to write an advertising slogan for Guinness. He wrote, “Guinness makes you drunk.”
The ancient Greeks believed that otters killed crocodiles by running into their open mouths, eating their entrails, and running out again.