The Kansas City Chiefs, the professional football team, were named after the mayor of Kansas City. Mayor H. Roe Bartle, nicknamed Chief, was responsible for getting the owner, Lamar Hunt, to move the Dallas Texans to Kansas City in 1963.
To the Kikuyu tribe of central Kenya, the number 10 is considered bad luck. In fact, “10” is so feared that no one speaks it aloud; they just skip that number when counting anything—especially people, since it’s thought to be particularly bad luck to count humans.
The average CD can hold 74 minutes’ worth of music. That unusual length was determined by Sony’s president, who decided that a single CD should be able to contain the longest recorded version of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.
The 3 Musketeers bar was originally split into three pieces with three different flavors: vanilla, chocolate and strawberry. When the other flavors became harder to come by during WWII, 3 Musketeers went all chocolate.
What single city contains about 20% of the residents of its entire continent?