Wal-Mart Heiress Paige Laurie paid someone to do all her homework at USC, and had to return her degree after she had already graduated.
In 2008 a dog named Sophie Tucker survived 4 months lost at sea off the coast of Australia. She fell overboard while sailing in bad weather with her owners. She then swam 5 nautical miles in stormy, shark-infested waters, to an island where she survived for 16 weeks by hunting wild goats.
Crying when you are happy is your body’s way of neutralizing your emotions so you don’t become overwhelmed with feelings. Responding to positive emotions with negative reactions (or vise versa) helps restore your emotional equilibrium.
A trucking company got over 900 speeding tickets, another 500 tickets for ignoring stop signs and other signals, and killed 32 people in just 24 months. Yet they are rated “satisfactory” by the agency that oversees transport.
After an 8.0 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico City, nearly all newborn babies survived a collapsed hospital. They are known as “Miracle Babies” for surviving 7 days without nourishment, water, warmth or human contact.
There are more museums in the U.S. than there are Starbucks and McDonalds — combined.
Scatman John suffered from a severe stutter from the time he learned to speak, which led to an emotionally traumatic childhood. He then made the song, “Scatman,” in which he intended to inspire children who stuttered to overcome adversity.
A woman won $1.3 million lottery. She hid it from her husband and immediately divorced him to avoid giving him half. He found out and sued. Due a Family Code statute that penalizes spouses for falsifying data about their property during divorce, judge ordered her to give him 100% of the winnings.
Stephen King was terrified as a child when he saw the movie Bambi, calling it the first horror movie he saw.
As an act of psychological warfare the US army planned to drop extra large condoms labeled as medium in the Soviet Union to demoralize the Soviets.
Before the launch, one of the scientists took Laika home to play with his children. In a book chronicling the story of Soviet space medicine, Dr. Vladimir Yazdovsky wrote, “I wanted to do something nice for her: She had so little time left to live.”
Martin Luther King Jr’s assassin, James Earl Ray was once erroneously honored during a parade which intended to praise the actor James Earl Jones. Lauderdale, Florida accidentally created a plaque in January 2002 which read ‘Thanks James Earl Ray for keeping the dream alive’.
There is a 550 foot skyscraper in New York City with no windows. It was built to withstand the fallout of a nuclear blast for up to 2 weeks.
An Ottawa shooter attempted to rob a McDonald’s with pointed stick. He wanted to be in jail because he believed it was the only way to overcome his crack cocaine addiction.
There are 5 enormous cylindrical shafts underneath of Tokyo, Japan which fill with water in case of a flood so it does not to destroy the city.