The first written account of the Loch Ness Monster, or Nessie, was made in 565AD.
Beer was the first trademarked product – British beer Bass Pale Ale received its trademark in 1876.
In 1963 the French launched a cat called Feliette into space.
Julius Caesar was the first to encode communications, using what has become known as the Caesar Cipher.
The 16th century Escorial palace of King Phillip II of Spain had 1,200 doors.