US Army Master Sergeant Ernest R. Kouma was awarded the Medal of Honor in the Korean War for singlehandedly killing approximately 250 North Korean troops.
Those who believe in toilet gods hold that they can be appeased by praying, eating or offering rice, clearing one’s throat, or biting the toilet.
Bob Marley gave credit for “No Woman, No Cry” to Vincent Ford, a friend who ran a soup kitchen, to ensure the royalty checks would keep it open.
The Red Hand is the symbol of Ulster because according to myth a boat race was held to determine the king – first to touch the shore wins the crown. One potential king saw he was losing, so cut off his hand (covering it red with blood) and threw it on the shore, thus winning the race.
A man broke out of jail because he was fed up with the loud rap music being played ‘day and night’ on his wing.
A blind mom was told that her baby had died during birth. Doctors gave the child, who was very much alive, to a new family.
World War II broke out before the VW Bug could go into production, so the Germans used Volkswagen parts to produce the Volkswagen Kübelwagen and the “Schwimmwagen” instead. The Schwimmwagen was basically an amphibious military version of the Beetle, and over 14,000 of them fought in WWII.
In 1991 a billionaire in Alabama had a bunch of life sized dinosaurs built and placed randomly in a 10,000 acre wooded area around his home.
A parking garage in Miami Beach was described as having a “stunning” design and has hosted weddings, wine tastings, and dinner parties.
During World War II, the multi-national Alsos Mission captured and dismantled a German experimental nuclear reactor.
Most of the paintings by Adolf Hitler, which he painted in his youth and sold to a glazier ’s store during his Vienna years, were bought by Jewish customers.
The Thousand-year Rose that grows on a wall of a Catholic cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany is believed to be the world’s oldest rose.