Well-dressed ladies in Europe went wild over wearing lightning rods on their hats and trailing a long ground wire–a fad that began after Benjamin Franklin published instructions on how to make them in his almanac Poor Richard Improved in 1753.
The Muppet Show was banned from TV in Saudi Arabia because one of its stars was a pig.
Koalas and humans are the only animals with unique finger-prints. Koala prints cannot be distinguished from human fingerprints. Luckily, few koalas pursue a life of crime.
In the Declaration of Independence as first written by Thomas Jefferson, there was a clause abolishing slavery. However, because of pressure, he was forced to delete the clause.
Women in Ancient Egypt used to make cones of scented oils that they would wear on their heads when they went out to parties and they would slowly melt all night.