The youngest popes were Pope Benedict IX (who became pope at an unknown age between 11 and 20) Pope John XII (who was 18 at the beginning of his papacy) Pope John XI (who was 20 at the beginning of his papacy).
About 36% of Americans say that God has spoken to them.
The world's youngest mother is a 5 years 7 months old girl lived in Peru in 1939.
Cow, the nickname for cattle and the name of adult female cattle, can go upstairs but not downstairs.
The word Christmas is derived from Middle English Christemasse and from Old English Cristes mζsse. It is a contraction meaning "Christ's mass".
Boxing Day (December 26) - In England it is customary to give gift "boxes" to mailmen and servants on this day. Today, in Great Britain, Canada, and Australia, it is a day of rest.
National Arbor Day (April's last Friday) - When J. Sterling Morton moved to the Nebraska Territory in 1854, he planted many trees on the land. Many other people did too, and Arbor Day was first celebrated in 1872. Plant a tree!
Handsel Monday (the first Monday of the year) - In Scotland in the 14th to 19th centuries, children and servants received a small gift, or Handsel.
There are approximately 1,175 malls in the U.S., which had around $308 billion in annual sales in 2010; of which $10.7 billion is generated by Black Friday sales.
The American Mafia, which rose to power in the 1920s, is a separate entity from the Mafia in Italy, although they share such traditions as omerta, a code of conduct and loyalty.
Ranks of the Mafia: Capo Crimini: Super Boss; Capo di Tutti Capi: Boss of Bosses; Cupola: Commission; Don: Boss; Consigliere: Trusted Advisor;
Counselor; "In-house lawyer"; Sotto Capo/Capo Bastone: Underboss (number 2 in a family); Contabile: Financial Advisor; Capo/Capodecina/Caporegime: Captain of ten; Sgarrista: High Ranking Soldier; Picciotto: Low Ranking Soldier; "Button man";
Giovane D'Honore: Mafia Associates (non-made members).