A daycare in Israel had an issue of parents picking kids up late and decided to start punishing the parents by making them pay a fine. Surprisingly, the opposite effect occurred and more parents started leaving there kids at the daycare and picking them up late.
Lawrence John Ripple robbed a bank and then waited in the lobby, later telling the investigators he’d rather be in jail than with his wife.
Anyone from Canada can order a portrait of The Queen and have it shipped to them for free.
Your eye’s pupil got its name from Latin “Pupilla”, which means little doll. Because that’s what you see when you look into someones pupil, the little doll version of yourself.
An artist edited together 1000s of scenes of clocks and watches from movies and TV shows into one 24-hour movie – which itself functions as a working clock.
Neutron stars can spin at a rate of 600 rotations per second.
Mathematician John Edmund Kerrich passed his time in Nazi captivity by flipping a coin 10,000 times. The total percentage of heads and tails flips varied wildly at first but gradually converged around 50/50, providing a demonstration of the Law of Large Numbers.
Before blood glucose tests were available, doctors would taste the urine of their patients to diagnose Diabetes. A sweet taste meant the patient was diabetic.
Queen Mary of England was gifted a 1:12 scale doll house in 1924. It had working lights, books that were specially written by writers for the library, bottles filled with the appropriate drinks in the wine cellar, and model cars made by Rolls Royce. Even the toilets had working plumbing.
On the California side of the US-Mexico border, there’s a town called Calexico, and on the opposite side there’s a town called Mexicali.