Nobody was called a 'cowboy' by that term until 1836. Earlier, they were referred to as 'cowkeepers'.
(from The Informed Source, Orlando, Florida)
Cucumbers have natural diuretic properties.
The Mars family introduced the Snickers bar in 1929; they named it after their family horse.
Louisa Adams, wife of John Quincy Adams, was the first and only foreign-born first lady.
80% of the diamonds mined each year aren't suitable to be used as gemstones, but instead are marketed for industrial use.
No president of the United States was an only child of his parents.
In 1934 in Vinita, Oklahoma, the temperature was above 100 degrees for 35 consecutive days.....on the 36th day, it reached 117 degrees.
Talk about a heat wave!
In Hartford, Connecticut, you may not, under any circumstances, cross the street walking on your hands.
In 1697 Philadelphia had only 30 wheeled vehicles in the entire city.
Alan Freed introduced the term "Rock and Roll" to the world in 1951.