• In late Victorian times, proper ladies refused to use the word “leg,” so as to avoid mentioning the delicate subject of stilts.
• Pertinax was the first Roman emperor to hop on one foot for more than three hours straight.
• Most Nativity scenes displayed at Christmas are risibly inaccurate, because they leave out the obstetrician.
• All other Russian names that begin with the letter Ч are transliterated with a Ch in English, but Tchaikovsky’s name is transliterated with a Tch. The anomaly is due to the acrimony of Tchaikovsky’s enemies in the English-speaking music press, who wished to make sure that Tchaikovsky’s name would always appear last in alphabetical lists of Russian composers.
— Dr. Boli’s Encyclopedia of Misinformation