For eight years, a 23-year-old British man was trapped in constant deja vu. The man’s condition was so persistent he avoided watching television, listening to the radio and reading newspapers because he felt he had “encountered it all before”. He once went to get a haircut. As he walked in, he got a feeling of deja vu. Then he had deja vu of the deja vu. He couldn’t think of anything else.
An undercover cop got a straight A high school student to fall in love with her, and then made him find her weed. He was then arrested and expelled.
In an international study that looked at age and happiness, people were their unhappiest at 46 years old.
Some hotels have sensors in the mini-bar that automatically charge you if an item is moved, even if you never intended to consume it
In this insane Russian dashcam video, an unidentified pedestrian demonstrated incredible survival instinct while avoiding being hit by a car.
A Starbucks grande coffee has 320 milligrams of caffeine, over four times the amount of caffeine in a Red Bull and the Starbucks cinnamon chip scone has more calories than a McDonald’s quarter pounder with 480 calories.
A scientist stationed in Antarctica managed to score a date through Tinder with a girl camping just 45 minutes away.
President Garfield’s assassin chose an ivory-handled gun over a similar wooden-handled model because he knew it would look better in a museum exhibit.
Hitler used amphetamines to “enhance” his troops, and there was even an incident where Russians stumbled upon German troops who wasted all their ammo during amphetamine-induced psychosis.
Coca-Cola was originally sweetened with wine. Before the wine was switched out for sugar, it was known as “Pemberton’s French Wine Coca”. It was a 1886 prohibition law enacted in Atlanta that caused its inventor, Dr. John S. Pemberton, to rewrite the formula.
Shakuntala Devi, an Indian mental calculator, was asked to give the 23rd root of a 201-digit number; she answered in 50 seconds. Her answer was confirmed by calculations done at the US Bureau of Standards for which a special program had to be written to perform such a large calculation.
A woman accidentally dropped her engagement ring into a homeless man’s change cup. The man, Billy Ray Harris, returned the ring to the woman. A fund was started by the woman and her husband to raise money for Harris. Three months later they had raised over $190,000.
Cows enjoy solving problems and have been known to jump into the air excitedly when they finally crack a tough one.
There are fish that live under Antarctica, beneath 740 meters of ice in a 10-meter-deep section of water. Scientists are still unsure on how they manage to sustain themselves.
Atheism was banned within the Nazi SS. All SS men were required to list themselves as Protestant, Catholic or “believer in God”. Atheism was outlawed within the SS as Himmler believed it to be a form of egotism that placed the individual at the center of the universe, and thus constituted a rejection of the SS principle of valuing the collective over the individual.