During Ronald Reagan's presidency, the White House purchased 12 tons of jelly beans.
Papaya leaves and unripe papaya have an enzyme called papain that breaks down protein in meat to make it tender. That's why papaya can be used as a meat tenderizer.
An ant can survive for up to two weeks underwater.
The favorite horses of both Alexander the Great (Bucephalos) and Julius Caesar both had atavistic mutations- extra toes. Horses normally have only one toe per foot, but are descended from horses with three or four toes on each limb.
Proxima Centauri is the closest star to Earth (outside our solar system), but it is too small to be seen without a telescope.
Leaning Tower of Pisa
In 1931, an industrialist named Robert Ilg built a half-size replica of the Leaning Tower of Pisa outside Chicago and lived in it for several years. The tower is still there.