First four countries to have television: England, the U.S., the U.S.S.R., and Brazil.
Kleenex tissues were originally used as filters in gas masks.
The life boat was patented in 1845!
A fully loaded supertanker traveling at normal speed takes a least twenty minutes to stop.
It would take twenty new mid-size cars to generate the same amount of pollution that a mid-size 1960's car did.