In 2005, a woman named Shayna Richardson survived a chute malfunction while falling thousands of feet and face planting into a parking lot. Not only did she successfully recover, but in the ER she discovered she was 2 weeks pregnant. The baby was not affected in any way by the accident.
8 people drowned in a beer flood in 1814.
In WWII, Allied forces used the serial number information on German tanks to (correctly) extrapolate the Nazis rate of tank production.
For a scientific study, an obese man went without food for 382 days and lost 275 pounds of body fat with no ill effect.
The United Nations declared the internet a basic human right as of June 2011.
Stalin, while in his mid 30s, had an affair with a 13 year old girl and got her pregnant twice.
There are four people in the US who not only can get legal marijuana, but the federal government sends it to them, free.
Fidel Castro and Che Guevara raised the Cuban national literacy rate from about 60-76% to 96% within a year.
Scientists have discovered soft tissue from dinosaurs (blood vessels, red blood cells, and more), that has been preserved for 70 million years.
In the 1950s, Canada used a “fruit machine” test to identify and eliminate homosexuals from public service.