Mr. Smarty Pants Knows
British 'krimmies,' weaselly wolverines, and more
Rock Hudson once was a mail carrier.
The cardboard beer coaster made its debut back in 1880. Friedrich Horn, a German printing and board mill company, created small cardboard mats and printed messages on them. Before long, its simple invention had become a firm fixture under beer glasses across the country.
At age 4, Ray Kroc was taken to a phrenologist (a person who can tell your fortune by studying the bumps on your head). He was told his future was in the food-service industry. He later took over the small-scale McDonald's Corp. franchise in 1954 and built it into the most successful fast-food operation in the world.
A wolverine is the toughest weasel on earth.