Doctors from UCLA found unique blood cells that can help fight infections in a man from Seattle’s spleen, so they stole the cells from his body and developed it into medicine without paying him, getting his consent, or even letting him know they were doing it.
In an effort to increase sales, some clothing stores use mirrors that make you look about 10 pounds thinner.
When Nintendo had a fall in revenue from the less successful Wii U, its CEO cut his pay in half for 5 months rather than blame workers.
The Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia, at the age of 13, was one of the first known teenagers to take a mirror selfie.
During New Zealand’s first rugby match vs England, an English player’s shorts got ripped off. The NZ players formed a circle so he could change. Another Englishman picked up the ball and scored. Later the English demanded an apology after NZ criticised the referee, which was “unsportsmanlike”.
In the mid-1950s, the US government secretly tested chemical weapons on the citizens of St Louis.
A goat called Sergeant Bill became a Canadian war hero during WWI when he head-butted three soldiers into a trench to avoid an exploding shell.
When the historic Plaza Hotel in NYC opened in 1907 a room cost $2.50 per night, the equivalent of $64.26 today. The Plaza now charges over $1000/night.
During the Nuremberg Trials, Nazi Deputy Führer Rudolf Hess gave a bizarre final statement about “mysterious means” used for government mind control, as well as having been visited by people with strange eyes, “glassy and like eyes in a dream.”