We here often deal with the big questions. What if Rome had survived? What if Alexander had lived? What if Alexander had gone west? What if the steam engine had been developed earlier? And so forth. In so tackling these major events we neglect the minor happenings and chances of fate. To that end I propose to you changes in history that have had no impact on the world at large. Drum roll please 1) Ben Franklin successfully lobbies to have the national animal for the States be the Wild Turkey. 2) Teddy Roosevelt successfully lobbies to have the national animal for the States be the American Brown Bear. 3) Portuguese explorers return with several live specimens of a strange flightless bird. This act of curiosity generates a breed in captivity stock of Dodos that out lives the extinction of their native habitat on Mauritius. 4) Scientists are currently trying to decipher an archaic language that developed along the Italian peninsula before being replaced by Greek (made popular by the Roman conquests). Feel free to add your own.