After waiting more than 24 hours for treatment in an NYC psychiatric hospital, a woman collapsed, convulsed, and died in the waiting room and remained there for an hour before anyone checked on her.
Lyudmila Pavlichenko, a female Soviet sniper with 309 credited kills, toured the US in 1942 to gain support for a second front in Nazi-occupied Europe; the press was more interested in her appearance and if she wore make-up on the front lines.
One of the the bizarre effects of hypothermia is “Paradoxical Undressing” where the victim removes their clothes, speeding up heat loss.
U.S. Pennies dated 1944 – 1946 were minted with rifle and artillery-shell casings from WWII.
In 1915, San Diego hired a “rain maker” who used a secret mix of chemicals to “attract rain” for $10,000, payable if he filled their reservoir. It rained for most of January, destroying bridges, dams, and causing 20 deaths.
in 1946 an African American man impersonated Adolf Hitler and wrote letters to American fascists and Nazi supporters asking for money to fund a surprise attack.
The Buddha himself was not a vegetarian and did not urge his disciples to become vegetarian either. In matter of fact, earlier teachings actually encourage the consumption of meat. Even today, you’ll find Buddhists who still eat meat willingly.
The type of number called the “Tuple” (Single, Double, Triple, Quadruple) goes past ten, twenty, even fifty! The tuple for 25 is Quinvigintuple, the tuple for 100 is centuple, the tuple for 8 is octuple, etc.
When Eddie Murphy was on SNL in the early 80s, other cast members often had to go downstairs after shows to catch a cab for him because no cab drivers would stop for a young black man late at night.
Hugh Hefner has gone nearly deaf in recent years, which may be caused by the Viagra he uses. But he still says he would rather have sex than have his hearing.
The screams of those being gassed during the Holocaust were so disturbing that in order to stifle them, SS Officers would rev motorcycles as far as they would go. This proved to be futile, so they built gas chambers offsite.
Whites used to pay to throw balls at blacks at the circus. They were called “African Dodgers.”
The first air-to-air combat attempts were made by throwing bricks and grenades from plane to plane during WWI.
Leonardo DiCaprio has never done drugs and had to get taught how to play being high by drug experts.