Inhaling fumes while traveling on London's Tube for 40 minutes is the equivalent of smoking two cigarettes.
As late as the 1840s, thousands of pigs roamed Wall Street to consume garbage – an early sanitation system.
On July 28, 1945 an Army Air Corps B-25 crashed into the Empire State Building at the 78th floor.
Drunk driving is strictly prohibited in Budapest. A driver's blood alcohol level may not exceed 0.0.
In Hungary, sending an odd number of carnations to someone can be interpreted as a death threat.
Budapest has been under siege 32 times.
Monkeys and apes in the Budapest zoo drink more than 14 gallons of red wine each year.
It is against the law to stare at the mayor of Paris.
In 2000, a man tried to sneak a live boa constrictor through Paris airport customs by hiding it in his pants.
Paris is now famous for its gourmet cuisine, but in the 1890's during the siege of paris, restaurants resorted to serving rats, dogs, cats, horses and even a pair of elephants from the Paris zoo.
Ancient Romans didn't live very long. The average male was lucky to reach the age of 30.
Emperor Hadrian preferred to bathe with commoners in public baths rather than with member of his own upper class.
Emperor Caligula was known to feed the Coliseum's wild animals with prisoners when cattle was too expensive.
The name Berlin is Slavic for swamp.
Hitler's own nephew, William Patrick, served against him in WWII as a Medical Corpsman in the U.S. Navy.
Hitler was a dedicated non-smoker and reportedly promised a gold watch to any of his close associates who quit.
Hitler's favorite movies were King Kong and Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
The very first bomb dropped by the Allies on Berlin during WWII killed an elephant in the Berlin Zoo.
Rose Street in Edinburgh was not named after the flower. It was named for the activity practiced there. To "pluck a rose" meant to "pick up a prostitute."
The burnt ashes of a dove's dung was one of the most popular cures for baldness in 17th century Edinburgh.
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