I know there's a plenty historical facts that many don't know about. For example, despite the popular belief, Napoleon never started a war. Or Alexander Graham Bell didn't invent the telephone. He stole the idea and potentially improved it. Also, Australia was in war with emus (and eventually lost it): https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War Term Yankees is derived from common name of Dutch settlers in New England, that was Jan and Kees. So, what's yours favorite obscure facts from the history?