~ World War I rulers King George V of England, Czar Nicholas II of Russia, and Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany were all related. Queen Victoria was the grandmother of King George and Kaiser Wilhelm, but not of Nicholas. She was the grandmother of his wife, the Empress Alexandra. George and Nicholas were cousins through their mothers, who were sisters.
~ When a reptile brumates it is keeping itself in a hibernation-like state during cold weather. Although it remains awake, its body metabolism slows to a bare minimum and it uses very little energy.
~ The first fully computer-generated full-length feature film was "Toy Story" in 1995, produced by Pixar.
~ Los Angeles was the first city in the U.S. to hire a policewoman with arrest powers, in 1910. The police department let her design her own uniform.