The Leica Camera company smuggled hundreds of Jews out of Nazi Germany before the Holocaust, masquerading the Jews as employees being assigned overseas. The company helped each refugee find a job, gave each of them a Leica camera, and a monthly stipend till they found work.
In the mid 1800’s millions of American children learned in school that one taste of alcohol could lead to blindness, madness or death. And there was the possibility too, the children were told, of spontaneous combustion; just one drink of alcohol might cause their bodies to go up in flames.
Touching stainless steel will remove the odor of garlic and onion from your hands. They even sell bars of stainless steel “soap”, which is just a bar of stainless steel to rub on your hands.
In 1968, a bomber carrying 4 nuclear weapons crashed over an icy bay in Greenland. The recovered debris only accounted for 3 out of the 4 weapons, and searches for the missing bomb under the ice were unsuccessful.
Throughout the 1930s, Hollywood allowed the German government to censor films in the U.S. and around the world that were unflattering towards Germany or the Nazis. Georg Gyssling, Hitler’s consul in Los Angeles, was invited to preview films before they were released. If Gyssling objected to any part of a movie—and he frequently did—the offending scenes were cut. As a result, the Nazis had total veto power over the content of Hollywood movies.
Max Martin, a 43-year-old Swede, has co-written more #1 singles than anyone since the Beatles. His credits include “I Want It That Way”, “Oops!… I Did It Again”, “It’s My Life”, “Since U Been Gone”, “I Kissed a Girl”, “Shake It Off”, “Everybody (Backstreet’s back)”, “As long as you love me” for the Backstreet Boys, “I want you back”, “Tearin’ up my heart” and “It’s gonna be me” for N’Sync and much more.
In Judaism, finding someone a job that enables self-sufficiency is considered the highest form of charity.
The term Pot Hole come from 18th century England when potters would dig holes in the middle of the road for clay.
Charlie Chaplin made his movie mocking Hitler with his own money because Hollywood was afraid of losing money if they took a stand.
48% of the world’s population aged 15 and older has never consumed alcohol.
There are 8,400 attack helicopters in the world. The US owns 6,400 of them. Also, the US has 10 aircraft carriers. The rest of the world also has 10….combined.
Eating instant noodles two or more times a week has been associated with cardiometabolic syndrome, which raises a person’s likelihood of developing heart disease
A young man impersonated a police officer with an authentic-looking uniform and car and then set up his own fake police station where he kept records of possible crimes and interrogated “suspects” who were handcuffed to a chair.
Christine Maggiore was an activist with HIV who said it didn’t cause AIDS. She convinced thousands of people not to test for AIDS and to have unprotected sex. When she got pregnant she didn’t use medication to prevent the risk of transmission; her daughter died at age 3. Maggiore died of AIDS.