The word "awful" used to mean a positive thing ("worthy of awe").
Barry Manilow's hit song "Mandy" was originally titled "Brandy," but Looking Glass' song "Brandy (You're a Fine Girl)" hit the airwaves first (1972), prompting Manilow to change the name.
According to BBC, Hong Kong is the city with the most Rolls-Royces per capita.
The number of drug offenders in jail in the U.S. went from fewer than 50,000 in 1980 to more than 500,000 in 2012, but that still leaves more than 2 million people who sell drugs at least occasionally, according to Peter H. Reuter, a criminologist at the University of Maryland.
In 1950, the annual per capita consumption of cigarettes by U.S. adults age 18 and older was 3,522.