Dial Telephone. The introduction of the dial telephone caused telephone operators to go on strike, fearing for their jobs.
Kiwi. Kiwi was used as a slang expression because the kiwi does not fly.
Congress. The United States Congress meets in Washington, D.C. in two houses of the Capitol.
India. Indira Gandhi was Prime Minister of India for fifteen years.
Sharkskin. Traditionally, sharkskin is made from a combination of mohair, wool and silk.
Tecumseh. On the night Shawnee Indian Tecumseh was born, a meteor was seen streaking across the sky.
Romano Prodi. Romano Prodi later became President of the European Commission.
Bundesrat. In German, the prefix "bundes" means federal.
Rich Port. The U.S. dollar is the currency in Puerto Rico.
Polar Bear. Polar Bears only live in five countries: Canada, Norway, Greenland, Russia and the United States.
The Crimean War. The Crimean War was between England and Russia.
Spanish Netherlands. Belgium was once controlled by Spain.
Warren G. Harding. The details of Harding's alleged affair with Nan Britton were revealed in her banned autobiography titled "The President's Daughter".
Brazil. The Brazilian Integralities, founded by Plinio Salgado in 1932, were outlawed by dictator Getulio Vargas in 1937.
Tlaloc. Tlaloc was a god of rain and fertility in Aztec religion.
Antifreeze. Invented in 1926, antifreeze allowed people to use automobiles all year round by preventing water in the cooling system from freezing.
John F. Kennedy. There are seven categories for the Pulitzer Prize.
H.M.S. Dreadnought. The H.M.S. Dreadnought was an 18,000 ton ship launched on February 10, 1906.
Making Money. The early Dutch colonies were along the Hudson River in what is now New York.
ENIAC. ENIAC was the size of a full room and could only do addition.