On one episode of “Price Is Right,” an elephant was offered as a “bonus prize.” The contestant won, insisted on the prize, and a live elephant from Kenya had to be delivered to him.

J.J. Thomson won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1906) for showing that the electron is a particle. His son, George Paget Thomson, won the Nobel Prize in Physics (1937) for showing that the electron is a wave.

Sam Houston, the general who won Texas independence from Mexico, was removed from his post as Governor after refusing to support the Confederacy on the Civil War.