German chocolate cake isn't from Germany -- it's named after American chocolatier Samuel German, who developed the recipe. The town of Salem, New Jersey once sued tomatoes - like, the concept of tomatoes - because they were supposedly poisonous. The trial ended with a guy eating a whole basket of tomatoes. The middle finger nail grows the fastest. The oldest university in North America was founded in 1551. It's the National University of Mexico, founded by King Charles I of Spain. The book Green Eggs and Ham was written by Dr. Seuss as part of a bet with a publisher that he couldn't write a book only 50 words. (Seuss won.) Potatoes were introduced to Ireland in the 1500s after they were discovered by Spanish colonizers of South America.