Having not washed his jeans for 15 months, this student found plenty of bacteria; but then, all of us are 90% bacteria anyway - it's them that make your sweat smell.
Charlemagne impressed his guests by cleaning his asbestos tablecloth in the fire, while Dirty Dick never cleaned anything.
Half the population is wearing jeans right now - or 'waist overalls' as Levi called them until 1960.
Where would Lindberg have been without his trusty armbrust cup and cut-off maps?
The first woman to fly a plane was disobeying her teacher's orders.
After Napoleon's capture, his bizarre possessions took a tour of England, although there was no sign of his trusted adviser, the little red genie.
In 1994 Bonham's identified Rasputin's 'penis' as a dried up sea cucumber, while Tutankhamun was found with an erect penis. And James wasn't lying - there was a circus act with two penises.
Germany does have a Sausage Academy and the US does have a National Hot Dog Council. At the first hot dog eating competition in 1916 the winner ate 13 hot dogs; in 2013 the winner consumed 69 in ten minutes. That's progress....
Homer and Aristophanes both wrote about sausages, and ASDA commissioned the world's longest in the year 2000.
The Antiques Magpie
The bizarre stories behind antiques and collectables, including the tale of Napoleon's 'shrivelled eel'.
One Summer: America 1927
Another brilliant offering from Bill Bryson, detailing that sideways flight and the glory days of the French Air Force.
Lost At Sea
Here's the compilation of Jon Ronson articles that Dan mentioned. If competitive sausage eating piqued your appetite, we recommend 'The Hunger Games' chapter.
The Mouse, The Bird and The Sausage...
...as well as many other Grimm tales, all of which are essential reading.
Between 600 and 700 men worldwide were born with two penises.Between 600 and 700 men worldwide were born with two penises.
Das is mir wurst = It's sausage to me = I don't care
Die beleidigte Leberwurst Spielen = to play the
offended liver pate = to sulk
If you like laws and sausages, you should never watch either one being made.