by Daniel Defoe
Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge
Newgate Prison dates back to the thirteenth century, and remained operational until 1902. Now that's some staying power.
Our man Defoe is one of the founders of the novel as a genre. No big deal. (Source.)
The daring Daniel Defoe spent much of his life working as a spy. (Source.)
Did you know there's a band called Moll Flanders? Too bad Defoe's not around to do some lead vocals.