When you mention something by saying you’re not going to mention it, that’s called praeteritio. (Pronounced pry-te-REET-see-oh.)
Adolf Hitler wrote his own biography under a fake name in 1923, which presented him as a savior for Germany and compared him to Jesus . . . and helped push him up the political ranks.
Loofahs are made out of a dried tropical gourd called . . . the luffa. Before they’re dried out they look like huge cucumbers.
Oneida Limited is one of the biggest silverware manufacturers in the world . . . and it started as, basically, a cult. It was founded in the late 1800s at a commune in Oneida, New York where people practiced a new religion called Perfectionism. They all lived in one communal home and believed strongly in free love . . . until the founder fled to Canada to avoid statutory rape charges and they basically stopped practicing.