1. Coffee beans originated in Ethiopia, and were first exported to Yemen for use as a drink. The word coffee is a short version of the Arabic ”wine of the bean”
2. Samsung now manufactures the most smartphones.
3. The only recognized legal entities are a natural person (including a partnership or other commercial construct such as a joint venture) or a corporation. (with thanks to Mr. Chapman for his most elucidating article)
4. Two mathematicians are credited with inventing calculus, and there was much dispute over who was first – one is Sir Issac Newton, and the other is Gottfried Leibniz.
5. Orwell wrote 1984 in 1948, and he wanted it to be near enough in the future that many of his readers would still be alive in 1984.