In 1991 a girl was found in Ukraine who had lived with and been raised by dogs for most of her life.
In 1859 a solar storm hit the earth (the largest in recorded history). It was caused by massive sunspots and solar flares. It was so intense that auroras were seen around the earth (even in the Caribbean) and the ones over the Rocky Mountains were so bright that gold miners thought it was morning. It knocked out the telegraph systems of Europe and North America.
Did you know that the extreme conditions on Neptune and Uranus could be conducive to the production of diamond rain?
One teaspoon of a Neutron Star contains the same mass, of 900 Giza Pyramids.
99% of Estonians have blue eyes.
Penguins sometimes get deranged and just march off solo away from their group into the wild unknown to die.
Only about 2% of the world population has green eyes.
Hemmingway once wrote a story that was only six words long. “For sale: baby shoes, never worn“.
There was an ethnic Chinese Panzer Commander for Nazi Germany’s Wehrmacht.
In the course of seeking cures for mental illness, some very bizarre methods have been tried. In 1650 Athanasius Kircher (a Jesuit scholar) invented a musical instrument to cure melancholy. The instrument was called a “katzenklavier” and it consisted of a line of cats fixed in place with their tails sticking out underneath a keyboard. When they keys were struck the cats would meow in pain. The concept never caught on.