Mean World Syndrome is a phenomenon whereby violence-related content of mass media makes viewers believe that the world is more dangerous than it actually is.
Liquor sales in Alaska aren’t allowed on Election Day until the polls close.
Disney makes twice as much money from their theme parks than what they make from their actual movies.
People who read books for at least 30 minutes a day live longer than those who don’t read at all.
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.