A flock of sheep.
2. Verdi's Rigoletto.
Verdi had been commissioned to write the opera Aida
for the dedication, but it wasn't finished in time.
3. A plastic wallpaper
with a paper backing. The two, Alfred Fielding and Marc Chavanness,
quickly saw the potential of the bubbly laminated material they
ended up with and established the Sealed Air Corporation to
sell their new Bubble Wrap.
4. He conceded Englishman
Tony Jacklin's final two-foot putt on the 18th hole during the
1969 Ryder Cup match, ensuring Great Britain a tie with the
U.S. after five consecutive defeats. The two golfers have memorialized
the incident by designing a course together in Florida that's
named Concession Golf Course.
5. It's the world's
largest fungus -- and believed to be its biggest living organism.
Found in Malheur National Forest in eastern Oregon, it started
from a single spore at least 2,400 years ago, and now covers
2,200 acres underground.