After the killer of a Frenchman’s daughter was able to avoid extradition from Germany to face his sentence in a French prison, the father hired thugs to kidnap the killer and dump him in front of a French courthouse. The killer is now serving 15 years behind bars.
In 2010, a Florida programmer paid 10,000 Bitcoins for two pizzas. Those bitcoin were worth $7 Million in 2013 and almost $6 Million today.
Afghan resistance leader Ahmad Shah Massoud, who fought against the Soviets in the 1980s, was also against a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. He was assassinated two days before 9/11, after warning of a major terrorist attack set to happen in the United States.
Japanese war criminal, Tojo Hideki, attempted suicide after the surrender. He was saved and resuscitated by Allied forces, who then hanged him.
If sugar gliders are deprived of social interaction, they can become so sad that they can die.
Donald Trump proposed a one-time tax on the wealthiest 1% to eliminate the national debt.
As a teenager, Puccini stole organ pipes from his town’s cathedral and sold them to buy cigarettes. As church organist, he rearranged the music to avoid playing the missing notes.
According to a UK psychiatry study, 3 out of 11 personality disorders were more common in executives than in criminal psychiatric patients. The business people were described as “successful psychopaths and the criminals as unsuccessful psychopaths”.
The Norse Sagas which describe the historical pre-Columbus Viking discovery of North America also say that they met Native Americans who could speak a language that sounded similar to Irish, and who said that they’d already encountered white men before them.
Breathing the air in Beijing is equal to smoking 21 cigarettes a day in health effects.
The first Tour de France winner was disqualified because he cheated by taking the train
After the 2003 film The Cat in the Hat was released and panned by critics, the widow of Dr.Seuss vowed to never allow his work to be adapted in live action again.
Apache warriors could run as much as 80 miles a day. That’s equal to a little over 3 full marathons.
Back when the NYC Subway used tokens, people called “token suckers” would jam token slots with paper and suck out stuck tokens with their mouths. To prevent this, some attendants would sprinkle chili powder into the slots.
Nicorette was created in Sweden for submariners who couldn’t smoke on board.