To save costs, the body of Shakespeare's friend and fellow dramatist, Ben Jonson, was buried standing up in Westminister Abbey, London in 1637.
Piracy in China
China is the source of 70% of the worlds pirated goods.
More Miscellaneous Facts
When Jonathan Swift published 'Gulliver's Travels' in 1726, he intended it as a satire on the ferociousness of human nature. Today it is enjoyed as a children's story.
The first color photograph was made in 1861 by James Maxwell. He photographed a tartan ribbon.