The first ever patent in the UK was Aaron Rathbone & Roger Burges, Map makers in 1618!
If a surgeon in Ancient Egypt lost a patient while performing an operation, his hands were cut off.
In 1982, a high school student from Los Angeles, California unscrambled the Rubik's Cube in 22.95 seconds.
In 1999, Pepsi, Inc. paid $0.00 in income tax!
The first coast-to-coast telephone line was established in 1914.