The only losing basketball coach in University of Kansas history is James Naismith--the man who invented basketball in 1891.
Before 2012, the largest purchaser of kale in America was Pizza Hut. They used it as garnish around their salad bars.
Alexander Graham Bell invented the telephone but refused to keep one in his study. He feared it would distract him from his work.
Bill Hillman, a bullfighting enthusiast, wrote a book called How to Survive the Bulls of Pamplona, all about how to avoid being gored by bulls. Three weeks after the release of the book, he was gored by a bull.
Before he became a star, Pharrell Williams was fired from McDonald’s three different times. Years later, he would help write and produce the company’s iconic “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle.