Led Zeppelin never won a Grammy.
Pago Pago has always been known locally as Pango Pango.
When U.S. Navy officers first wrote to Washington from the island territory, they used a typewriter with a defective “N” key.
In high school, Robin Williams was voted “most likely not to succeed.”
Playboy Playmate of the Month modeling payouts:
Kermit the Frog spoke at ventriloquist Edgar Bergen’s funeral.
The Nike “swoosh” logo was created by Carolyn Davidson, a freelance graphic design student, in 1971.
She was paid $35.
Cleveland is misspelled. The Ohio city was named for Gen. Moses Cleaveland, the leader of the crew that surveyed the local territory. But when the town’s first newspaper, The Cleaveland Advertiser, was established in 1831, the editor found that its title was too long by one letter — so he unceremoniously dropped an A.
Liechtenstein and Uzbekistan are doubly landlocked — each is surrounded entirely by other landlocked countries.
Starting in either place, you’d have to cross at least two borders to reach a coastline.
The world’s tallest snowman was Angus, King of the Mountain, built in Maine in 1999. He stood 113 feet 7 inches tall.
In Lithuania, a snowman is called “a man without brains.” Last winter, protesters made 141 snowmen in their capital — one for each member of parliament.
Emmy Award trophies are made at the maximum-security El Dorado Correctional Facility in Kansas.