In 2016, a woman bought a $10 scratch-off ticket to show her husband that lottery tickets are a waste of money. The ticket turned out to be worth $1 million.
“Third Man Factor” is a psychological phenomenon that can occur during traumatic experiences. People report an unseen presence like a guardian angel that provides comfort or support.
The Verizon Wireless TV spokesman was eager to get out of his contract when someone said “can you hear me now” at his grandmother’s funeral.
Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings – including castles, houses, and towers – in a bid to boost ‘slow tourism’ and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centers. To get your hands on the sites, you need to have a clear plan of how they’d be transformed into a tourist facility. Successful applicants will get the rights to the property for nine years, with the option to renew the contract for a further nine. And entrepreneurs with a proposal for turning the sites into a tourist facility could be given a 50-year lease in some cases.
Mitsuo Fuchida, the captain that lead the attack on Pearl Harbor, later became a Christian and settled in the US permanently.
In 1989, a bottle from Thomas Jefferson’s collection, was valued at an astronomical $500,000 by its owner, William Sokolin. When Sokolin took the wine with him to a Margaux dinner at the Four Season Hotel, a waiter knocked the bottle over, breaking it. Insurers paid out $225,000.
When Alex Tizon was a small child in the 60s, he moved with his family from the Philippines to the US along with the family’s domestic servant, Lola. It was not until Tizon was nearly a teenager that he realized that Lola was not employed as a servant by his parents… she was a slave.
There’s a service that routes telemarketing calls to a bot that wastes as much time as possible engaging in conversation.
The creator of mothers day spent the rest of her life trying to end it’s celebration and died without children in 1948.
While researching for the film Cast Away, screenwriter William Broyles Jr. chose to strand himself for one week on an isolated beach in the Gulf of California to force himself to search for water and food and obtain his own shelter.