1. The word “Succubus” wasn’t added to the English language until 1975.
2. The Parthenon in Greece is built to the exact measurements of Noah’s Ark, as described in Genesis.
3. The Guillotine is actually a French corruption of the name of its Irish inventor – Gill O’Teen.
4. In the first edition of “Monopoly”, there were no green properties, and the playing pieces were a top hat, a tram car, a bucket and a fishing rod.
5. Thanks to the internet, it is now possible to order a pizza while aboard the International Space Station. And it’s bound to be free, since delivery will almost certainly take more than half an hour.
6. The Inuit have no word for “Eclectic Dimorphism”.
7. As well as the Game of Thrones saga “A Song of Fire and Ice”, George R R Martin has written 47 children’s books about Riffo, the Kung-Fu bunny.
8. Artichokes were originally cultivated because their leaves were used as felting material for the millinery trade.
9. The Leaning Tower of Pisa was actually restored to the vertical on June 13th, 1910, but after a public outcry, it had its lean returned less than a year later. Attempting to “fix” the tower is now a crime punishable by imprisonment.
10. Hoping to ensure its long-term survival, the American Constitution was first written on bits of broken Roman pottery, since those things have survived both time and volcanoes. Later it was transferred to something even more durable – a rich, old white man’s sense of entitlement.