Some Little-Known Facts

Things you may not have known, from List Universe:

1. Adolf Hitler’s nephew, William Hitler, immigrated to the United States in 1939 and fought in the war against Germany.

2. Albert Einstein was offered the role of Israel’s second President in 1952, but declined.

3. People have been wearing glasses for almost 700 years.

4. The 27th amendment to the US constitution took 202 years to ratify, having been proposed in 1789 and finally ratified in 1992.

5. The zipper was patented in the United States by Elias Howe in 1851.

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