The most exotic bottled water in the country has to be Vermont Nouveau Sapwater, available locally (and seasonally) in Vermont. It's basically the water that is filtered from maple sap in the making of maple syrup. The Wall Street Journal describes it as having an "earthy" taste, which may be why it's carbonated and available in raspberry or lemon as well as plain.
Socrates' Last Meal
Quail are immune to the poison in hemlock, so you could die after eating a wild quail who has fed on it. No kidding. It's happened in Greece, where they know from hemlock.
Backyard Number Crunch
The stats are in: On July 4, we patriotically used about 3 million gallons of barbecue lighter fluid (not in L.A., of course--not legally, anyway). so, who are "we"? For your info, 3 million gallons equals the amount of rain Seattle gets in a three-year period, and the 1.5 billion charcoal briquettes we used would fill 66 boxcars.
First Floor: Notions, Sundries, Pizza
Wolfgang Puck, chef-owner of Spago and so on, also markets frozen pizzas. So now there is a Wolfgang Puck's California Pizza counter, selling 'em hot or frozen, at the Macy's store in San Francisco.