In an early draft of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones carried brass knuckles instead of a bull whip.
Gustave Eiffel, designer of the Eiffel Tower, enjoyed a successful career as an architect despite having dyslexia and a paralyzing fear of heights.
The site where the Parthenon was built had to be cleared of hundreds of dinosaur bones before construction could begin.
The lion used in the original MGM movie logo killed its trainer and two assistants the day after the logo was filmed.
Sesame seeds were so prized during the Middle Ages that in some parts of the world they were worth their weight in gold.
Coal miners have an increased probability of fathering twins.
The space shuttle Challenger's "black box" was found on a Florida beach by a Norwegian dentist.
Alligator skin is not affected by microwave radiation.