Apparently, according to the book “Historical Things That Never Happened” the first sunglasses were made of animal skin that was scraped so thin it became transparent. What’s really the truth about the first pair of sunglasses?
In reality, the first pair ever invented happened around 12th century China. They were made of a coarse plate of smoked quartz that blocked out the sun and had two tiny slits to see out of. Even that sounds more advanced.
Touchdowns Were Originally Called ‘Tapstops’
The term "touchdown" in American football has actually always been around since the invention of the game. We are sorry to say, but "tap-stops" were never actually a thing.
Who knows, maybe it's a term that will come in the future.
‘The Fellowship of the Ring’ Is the Most Stolen Book of All Time
Nothing would make JRR Tolkien happier than knowing that his book is the most stolen piece of literature of all time. If only that could be true. While the book is indeed incredibly famous, and some copies of it must have been stolen over the years, the title goes to a different literary piece entirely.
Unfortunately for Tolkein, and well, fortunately for the Lord, it's the Bible that is actually the most stolen book of all time.
All Fossils in Canada Belong to The Queen
It may not sound so bizarre as Canada was once a British colony and does still technically recognize the Queen. Still, they do not relinquish all fossil rights at all.
While still considered a commonwealth country, what Canada finds is very much theirs and the fancy lady across the pond has nothing to do with it!
Cat Stevens' First name Is Catherine
Born Steven Demetre Georgiou, Cat Stevens's first name was clearly not actually short for Catherine. His name wasn't even Cat, it was just a nickname. The Wild World singer is probably just as perplexed as the rest of us as to how this became a widely believed fact.
These days the famous musician doesn't even go by Cat Stevens anymore, and not even Steven Demetre Georgiou. It's Yusuf.