A secretary once told Steve Jobs she was late for work because her car wouldn’t start. That afternoon, Jobs threw her a set of keys for a brand new Jaguar, saying: “Here, don’t be late anymore.”

Alchemist Hennig Brand believed that he could distill gold from human urine. After stockpiling 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered phosphorus.

There are buffalo in Poland. They live mainly in the area of the Bialowieza Forest and are known as zubra. The well-known Polish vodka Zubrowka, which means “buffalo brand,: takes its name from these animals.