President Carter once told a joke during a speech to a Japanese audience which caused the audience to erupt in laughter. Impressed, he asked how the interpreter managed to get such a laugh. The interpreter admitted that he had said, “President Carter told a funny story. Everyone must laugh”.
The inventor of Vaseline was such a firm believer in its medicinal properties that he claimed to have eaten a spoonful of it a day; During a bout of pleurisy in his 50s, he ordered his nurse to cover him from head to toe in the substance, and soon recovered. He lived to be 94.
Originally French, Looney Tunes character Pepe Le Pew is portrayed as Italian in the French version of Looney Tunes.
An airplane crashed into the Empire State Building in 1945. Among other damage, plane parts severed the cables for an elevator and the woman inside fell over 70 stories. She lived and holds the world record for the longest survived elevator fall.
A store refused to decorate a 3 yr old child’s cake with “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler!” The public attention from his father’s outrage at this refusal expedited his removal from the home. The father no longer has custody of any of his 9 children due to “instability” and lack of court compliance.
An invasion of Canada that would have likely handed control of the Niagara peninsula to the USA was thwarted when one woman overheard the plans, walked 20 miles through wilderness, and warned a British Lieutenant. The invading Americans were ambushed and promptly surrendered.
On the day Skyrim was released, a family named their kid Dovahkiin. In responds, Bethesda has given the family a lifetime supply of free games and merchandise from Bethesda