95% - the percentage of all thoroughbred racehorses that can be traced to a single 18th-Century stallion.
"Charms strike the sight but merit wins the soul." ~ Alexander Pope
The French lost more soldiers in battle in the American Revolution than the Americans did.
"Five exclamation marks - the sure sign of an insane mind." ~ Terry Pratchett
Che Guevara hailed from an Irish family.
Webcams were invented by computer scientists too lazy to check if the coffee was ready.
"But still it moves, just the same" ~ Galileo Galilei (after forcibly having recanted his statement on earth revolving around the sun)
The Dalai Lama's personal bodyguard in the '90s was a ninja.
Nintendo used to ship its SNES console by night to avoid theft by the Yakuza.
British Columbia had a women's hockey team called the Fernie Swastikas. The team was formed in 1922 when the swastika held religious rather than hate-based significance.