Written by Charlie Walker on
The woman who invented windshield wipers in 1903 never made any money from them, because car companies told her they would be distracting to drivers and there was no market for them. But after she let the patent expire, they caught on.
In the country Andorra in Europe, it’s illegal NOT to own a gun. The country doesn’t have a military, so every man between 21 and 60 is supposed to have a rifle in their house just in case the country gets attacked.
The first PG-13 movie ever was “Red Dawn” in 1984. The PG-13 rating was created after “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” got a controversial PG rating three months earlier, and proved there should be middle ground between PG and R.
White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas in 1921 . . . but now there are no locations in the entire state.
In the original myth, Pandora didn’t open a box . . . she opened a jar. “Pandora’s box” comes from a bad translation that stuck.