People are more likely to donate to a sick dog than a sick child. A charity ran an experiment where they asked for money and exchanged the picture of a child for that of a dog. More people chose to donate to the dog.
Smokers who quit before 40 were found to live just as long as non-smokers. The average smoker who doesn’t stop will lose 10 years on their life. A smoker who stops between the age of 35 and 40 can regain 9 of those years. Older smokers gained back 6 of those years.
A bank robber hired decoys on Craigslist and escaped down a creek on a Inner tube.
Serbian wedding guests accidentally downed a small plane with celebratory gunfire in 2003.
The most Edgar Allen Poe was paid for a single work was $100 for his story ‘The Gold Bug’. He earned $9 for his most famous poem ‘The Raven’ which made him a celebrity. He lamented, “I have made no money. I am as poor now as ever I was in my life—except in hope, which is by no means bankable”
Vegetarians were found to be twice as likely to suffer from depression than the general population. Among possible causes, diets low in B-12, too much Omega-6 which is linked to mental health issues, and higher amounts of phytoestrogens due to soy based diets.
Laika, the first dog in space, was taken home by a scientist shortly before her launch to play with the scientists’s kids.He wrote ‘”Laika was quiet and charming…I wanted to do something nice for her: She had so little time left to live’.
Science says booger-eating and nose-picking is healthy. It turns out that snot is actually full of bacteria that helps your teeth, immune system, and overall health.
Farmer who studied law himself for 16 years to sue a chemical firm for polluting his land won the first round.
Eggs from hens raised on pastures “contain twice as much vitamin E and long-chain omega-3 fats, 2.5-fold more total omega-3 fatty acids, and less than half the ratio of omega-6:omega-3 fatty acids” than eggs from commercial hens.