Newly discovered fossils show that moths and butterflies have been on the planet for at least 200 million years whereas flowering plants came along around 130 million years ago. Butterflies survived without flowers for 70 million years.
Pope Francis hasn’t watched television in almost 30 years after he promised the Virgin Mary that he wouldn’t anymore.
In July 1979, company officials at the Concrete Pipe Corp. in Menasha, Wisconsin decided to elect Jesus Christ as the new chairman of their board. The decision was unanimous.
When asked what address they were going to supply to the state for the new chairman, the company president, Don Koepke, explained, “We’ll say, ‘wherever two or more are gathered in his name.'”
The company had been in existence for 45 years. Supposedly, it survived for about another eight years under Jesus’s leadership, closing in 1987.
In 2015, a Louisiana man was arrested for drunkenly riding a horse on a highway. When detained, he said, “The horse knows the way home” and the sheriff concluded it did not constitute DUI.
One third of all motels in the U.S. are owned by Indians with the last name ‘Patel.’
In 2013 a zoo in China tried to pass off a hairy dog as a lion.
Sailors aboard submarines work 6 hour shifts so that it is easier for them to give their undivided attention to the equipment they operate during a shorter shift. The military also switched submarines from an 18-hour work day to a traditional 24-hour one, improving morale significantly.
In 1977, Argentina flew a pregnant woman to their military base in Antarctica so she could have first baby to ever be born on the continent. In doing so, the Argentine government believed this would give them an undisputable claim on the land, but the claim is not recognized internationally.
Scientists aren’t just working on lab-grown meat, but lab-grown milk as well, which will yield vegan-friendly cheese, butter, and ice cream, and also reduce the carbon footprint of the dairy industry.