Snooker player Bill Webeniuk was famous for his drinking ability. He once drank 76 cans during a match. On another occasion after winning a drinking competition by drinking 43 pints he said I’m away to the bar now for a proper drink”.
A programmer developed an operating system called TempleOS since 2003. Hospitalized for mental health problems, he believes that TempleOS is literally the Third Temple as biblically prophesied. Per God’s “instructions,” the OS uses a 640×480, 16 color display, and uses the language HolyC.
The ‘stomach in your mouth feeling’ on a roller coaster is your organs floating inside you.
Kathryn Johnston became the first girl to play Little League baseball in 1950, when she tucked her hair under her hat, adopted the nickname “Tubby”, and joined the Kings Dairy team, posing as a boy. When she told her coach she was a girl, he said “That’s O.K., you’re a darned good player.”
A 2015 study found that people posting duck face pictures are more likely to be associated with neuroticism and emotional instability.
A clinical trial in 2016 held at Stanford University School of Medicine found that injecting modified human stem cells directly into the brains of chronic stroke patients can re-enable patients to walk.
Franklin D Roosevelt called for a maximum wage of $25,000 (about $365,000 in today’s money) and 100% tax on all earnings above that.
The “real Mafia” did not allow the producers of “The Godfather” to use the word Mafia in the movie. They even sent “family” members to the set to monitor filming. That’s how producers discovered Lenny Montana aka “Luca Brasi”.
A live snail was kept in a museum for years before anyone knew it was alive. In the mid-1800s, scientists found a desert snail and sent it to the British Museum as a specimen. Museum workers thought it was dead, so glued it to a display. The snail was used to starvation and curled up in its shell for hibernation. Four years later, someone noticed the discolored paper, though it shouldn’t have been, if the shell was properly prepared. So, the sleeping snail was discovered. After a warm bath, the snail woke up and lived for another two years, before dying of natural causes.
When Stephen Hawking’s first wife, Jane, saw the movie script for The Theory of Everything, she deleted all the F-words, saying “Scientists in the 1960s and 70s didn’t use the F-word and I’m pretty sure they don’t now either.”