The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa produced the loudest sound ever known it reverberated around the globe 7 times before diminishing. It could be heard 4,000 miles away, and people with in 100 miles had permanent hearing loss.
Most of the money George Clooney makes off his Nespresso commercials, he spends on a satellite that surveils Sudanese war criminal and dictator Omar al-Bashir.
Out of the 238 years that the United States of America has been a nation, 216 of those years has been in conflict or war, which is about 90% of the time.
Norah Vincent, A lesbian feminist writer, once disguised herself as a man for 18 months to write a book on gender. After the experiment, she was institutionalized for depression, and stated that she never felt so glad for being a woman.
Choco Pies are banned in North Korea because they were getting too popular, and Kim Jung-un feared they would cause an uprising. Because of this, South Korea packed many Choco Pies in balloons and sent them over the boarder to North Korea.
A 2-year-old girl was placed in foster care after her parents got busted with marijuana. Shortly after, she suffered fatal head injuries at the hands of her new foster parents.
Romans sometimes roasted chicken stuffed inside a duck stuffed inside a goose stuffed inside a pig stuffed inside a cow.
A recent study found that 67% of men and 25% of women would rather give themselves an electric shock than be alone with their own thoughts.
17 people dancing to ‘I’ve Got the Power’ caused a Korean skyscraper to shake so violently that it was evacuated for 2 days.
A baseball player only needs to spend one day in the major leagues to earn free healthcare for life.
North Korea revalued its currency in 2009. Citizens were given a week to exchange old money for new, and were only permitted to exchange a certain amount of currency, worth something like $120 US at the time. This completely wiped out savings for many families.
There are still unexplored passageways in the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt.
When asked what was the greatest political fact of modern times, Otto Von Bismarck (the man who unified Germany) responded that it was “the inherited and permanent fact that North America speaks English.”
Bill Shepherd, first US Navy SEAL that became a NASA Astronaut and first commander of the ISS, was asked what he does best in his astronaut candidate interview. He answered: “Kill people with a knife”
Even in today’s sitcoms, a large percentage of the people in the laugh-track have since passed away. Meaning that we watch comedies marked by the laughter of dead people.