The first American-made condoms were manufactured from vulcanized rubber and were meant to be re-used.
Nintendo, the popular video game company, was actually founded in 1889 as a playing card company.
In 1846, the Daily News became London's newest newspaper. Its editor-in-chief was none other than author Charles Dickens.
The antennae sticking out the head of a snail aren't feelers; a snail's eyes are located at the tips of those long stalks.
Google, the 1998 Internet search company founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, got its name from the word Googol, which represents number 1 followed by one hundred zeros after it.
During World War II, Navajo Indians were inducted into the Marine Corps to become "code talkers" on the front lines. Navajo Code Talkers proved to have the only code that was never cracked during World War II.
Near the event horizon of a black hole (the boundary in spacetime surrounding said black hole), "spaghettification" will occur, stretching matter into thin strips.
Until coffee gained popularity, beer was the breakfast beverage of choice in most urban areas of the United States.
The Orange River in southern Africa isn't named for the fruit or the color; it's named for the Dutch royal family who sent explorers to "discover" the area.