A German landlord evicted a tenant after they spread Surströmming (fermented fish) brine on the stairs. The tenant sued, but the court ruled in favor of the landlord when he opened a can of Surströmming in the courtroom. Here is the recent video of some guys tasting Surströmming.
On one of its first test flights, the Boeing 787 spent 19 hours and 2/3rds of the United States drawing the number 787 and the Boeing logo.
Denise Nickerson, the girl who played Violet, chewed so much gum on the set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that she ended up with 13 cavities after filming.
Some have argued that the US legally holds sovereignty over Taiwan due to a peace treaty signed at the end of World War II. In 2006, a group of Taiwanese residents unsuccessfully filed a complain asking for Taiwanese residents to receive US Constitutional rights for this reason.
The Mexican ambassador to the United States, said in response to the Kennedy administration’s 1961 call to collective action against Cuba: “If we publicly declare that Cuba is a threat to our security, 40 million Mexicans will die laughing.”
The coins thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain every year amount to around 3,000 Euro and are used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s needy.
Churchill kept a bed in the Houses of Parliament and believed that napping was the key to his success in leading the country through the Battle of Britain.
In the U.S., an average family of four emits more greenhouse gases because of the meat they eat than from driving two cars. If vegetarianism was adopted by 2050, it would stave off about 7 million deaths per year, experts estimate.
Denmark charges a tax of 150% on all new car purchases.
Louis Chevrolet, the founder of Chevrolet died bankrupt and poor working as a mechanic for the company he started.