Doctors didn’t wear white coats till the late 1800s. Due to swift advancement in medicine, the public thought discoveries of new antiseptics & the spreading of disease were just mysticism & deceit. In response, doctors adopted the white lab coats to represent a fresh start for the medical field.
Nathan’s Hot Dogs were originally priced so low, that customers were hesitant to trust their quality. In response, the founder paid locals to wear white lab coats to fool the public into thinking that doctors from Coney Island Hospital were eating the hot dogs.
We spend up to 47 percent of our waking lives letting our minds wander.
One of North Korea’s largest exports is giant statues of foreign dictators.
The actor who played young Forrest Gump is now 30, and he served an 18-month tour in Iraq.
“Ring Of Fire” popularized by Johnny Cash was actually written by June Carter about her falling in love with Johnny Cash while he was still married to his first wife.
Killer whales are able to learn to speak Dolphin. When killer whales were socialized with bottlenose dolphins at a water facility, they changed the types of sounds they made to resemble those of their social partners.
John C. Beale, a man who pretended he was a CIA secret agent, flew around the world on first-class flights, stayed in high-end hotels and cost the taxpayers almost $900,000.
Lake Karachay in Russia was used as a radioactive waste dump, and has been described as the most polluted place on the planet. Standing on the shore for an hour would give you a lethal dose of radiation.
Charles Lyne, a British filmmaker, raised $8486 to force two people to watch a 10 hour 7 minute movie of paint drying. Those two people were employees of the BBFC, responsible for classifying movies, and the stunt was done to protest the BBFC’s power of censorship.