One of the oldest chess strategy books, from 1561, recommends playing with your back to the sun to blind your opponent. If playing at night by a fire, it advises you to cast a shadow over the board with your hand, so your opponent “will not be able to see where to play his pieces.”
In 2007, renown violinist Joshua Bell once played 6 Bach pieces at a metro station in DC. He played some of the hardest songs ever on a $3,500,000 violin for 45 minutes, and made $32 with 6 people watching. He frequently sells out shows for $100 a piece. There was no applause.
When the Lenni Lanape Indians agreed to give the amount of land that a man could walk in 36 hours to Pennsylvania, the governor hired a team fast runners, resulting in Pennsylvania taking an area of 1,200,932 acres.
North Korea had used ‘poo bombs’ – balloons carrying packages of used toilet roll, on South Korea. Military officials there were forced to open and check those ‘packages’ for possible biochemical weapons.
According to unclassified audio tapes of president Johnson, Nixon prolonged Vietnam War for political gain and Johnson knew about it.
Reporter Geraldo Rivera was kicked out of Iraq after drawing a map in the sand giving details of US locations and future plans during a live broadcast.
“100 Years: The Movie You Will Never See,” starring John Malkovich and directed by Robert Rodriguez, won’t be in theaters until 2115. The film is being kept in a high-tech safe in bulletproof glass that will open automatically on 18 November 2115, the day of the film’s premiere.
Italian is attractive to the ear because it benefits from a very high number of words that end in vowels, and few words with many consonants in a row, creating an open sound that makes it perfect for singing.
Back to the Future was rejected by Disney they said a mother falling in love with her son is not appropriate for a family film.
Women often go into labor during storms because of the change in barometric pressure, hence why “storm babies” happen.