November 14, 2005
• Pies were considered taboo during World War I because popular belief held that pie tins could be better used by the war effort.
• Sony designed but never released an in-dash car stereo that played MP3s recorded on high-capacity 2.88MB floppy discs. The device could hold 4 minutes of music at 96Kbps.
• Most domesticated cat breeds of today have traces of badger DNA. Other species that trended closer to the badger include the civet.
• Pope Nicholas I (820-867 AD) openly claimed to have invented steam.
• Francisco Coronado's 1540 North American expedition included a man known to historians by the nickname "Burrito." He was charged with classifying and consuming unknown plant and animal specimens before being consumed by the rest of the group. Ironically, despite many ills during the voyage, he choked to death on stale bread sailing back to Spain.