On April Fools Day in 1989, billionaire Richard Branson designed a hot air balloon to look like a UFO, and hired a dwarf in an E.T. costume to come out and scare whoever was near it when it landed.
The stethoscope was conceived because the inventor felt uncomfortable placing his ear on a woman’s bare chest to listen to her heart.
The ad revenue made from the “charlie bit my finger” YouTube video was enough for the family to buy a new house
Alabama husband saved wife’s life by donating kidney after spending a year dieting and exercising to get his blood pressure low enough for surgery.
There is a small town outside Fort Worth, TX named White Settlement. In 2005, a record number of voters turned out to oppose changing the name to something less racist-sounding and then proceeded to call for the mayor’s resignation for even proposing the change.
The Soviet tenor Victor Ivanovich Nikitin was so good, that when he sang to the Soviet troops at the Eastern front in WWII, German troops on the other side stopped shooting to listen to him.
Arnold Schwarzenegger was the first civilian to purchase a Humvee.
During WWII, more people died manufacturing V-2 Rockets than were killed by its use.