The city of Melbourne gave email addresses to trees so locals could report problems, but they received thousands of love letters instead.
China is implementing a ‘Citizen Score’ system where you will be ranked against your peers to determine if you are a good citizen or not. Your score will also be affected by the types of people you socialize with.
In 2009 an office worker was fired for writing emails in ALL CAPS.
From the late 1860s until the 1970s, several American cities had ugly laws that deemed it illegal for persons who were “unsightly” or “unseemly” to appear in public.
A river in New Zealand has been given legal status as a living entity and possesses the same rights as a human being.
A father of five worked 23 years as a custodian for Boston College so all of his children could attend the university for free. They all graduated and together saved nearly $700,000 in tuition.
When Thomas Edison was confined to a wheelchair in the last years of his life, his friend Henry Ford bought one too, so that they could have wheelchair races.
During the California Gold Rush a Chinese laundry man named John-John washed enough gold dust out of pants cuffs and shirttails of miners to set himself up for life.
There is a strange subculture of Craigslist art, which involves artists posting offbeat requests on craigslist and seeing what happens. Some examples:
Kenneth Tam offered cash to any couple who would let him observe, and film, an ordinary dinner in their home while he sat, silent, in the background.
After the release of ‘The Hunger Games’ and ‘Brave’ in 2012, women’s participation in archery rose by 105%.