The name Brazil comes from the Portuguese word for brazilwood, a tree that once grew along the Brazilian coast.
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German Chocolate Cake is named after an American baker by the name of Samuel German, and has no affiliation with the country of Germany.
In 1923, explorer Roy Chapman Andrews found the first dinosaur nest
known to science in the Gobi Desert of Mongolia. Before he found the
nest, scientists were unsure about how dinosaurs were born.
IKEA is an acronym which stands for Ingvar Kamprad Elmtaryd Agunnaryd, which is the founder’s name, farm where he grew up, and hometown.
The highest mountain in Brazil is the Pico da Neblina (Mist Peak) at 2,994 meters (9,823 feet) above sea level on the frontier with Venezuela.
Some asteroids are actually blown-out comets. The ices are gone, and all that’s left is the rocky material.
The first cartoon cat was Felix the Cat in 1919. In 1940, Tom and Jerry
starred in the first theatrical cartoon “Puss Gets the Boot.”
If you cut down a cactus in Arizona, you be penalized up to 25 years in jail. It is similar to cutting down a protected tree species.
Ancient Romans celebrated "Saturnalia", a festival in which slaves and their masters would switch places.
Cows can sleep while they’re standing.