Croissants, a staple of French patisserie, actually originated in Austria.
In a deck of playing cards, the King of Hearts is the only one depicted without a mustache.
On average, people spend a total of two weeks of their lives waiting for traffic lights to turn green.
Before erasers were invented, bread was used to remove pencil marks from paper.
Milk chocolate was initially marketed as a medicinal product.
Movie trailers were originally played after the film, hence the name "trailer" which also means "to follow" in English.
The first product in the world to be scanned with a barcode was a pack of Wrigley's chewing gum.
Adding salt to pineapple actually makes it taste sweeter.
Tonic water glows in the dark due to the presence of quinine when exposed to ultraviolet light.