Prior to 1964, the Mr. Potato Head kits didn’t come with a body as it was expected you would supply your own potato.
The facial hair style “sideburns” is named after the distinct facial hair worn by U.S. Civil War general Ambrose Burnside.
Popular personal lubricant Astroglide was, as its name implies, invented in relation to the space program; it was discovered by a chemist looking for a substance that would purge oil from the anhydrous ammonia used in the space shuttle’s cooling system.
The aptly named bloodwood tree “bleeds” a dark red sap when the bark is cut and it pools and coagulates over bark damage much like human blood seals over wounds.