America’s first female mayor was elected in 1887. A group of men nominated her as a joke, but she won over 60 percent of the vote.
Jesse James, the Old American Outlaw, refused to rob a bank in McKinney, Texas because his favorite chili parlor was in town.
Marrying an older man shortens a woman’s lifespan, but having a younger husband reduces it even more.
An Australian family used a large black crystal as a doorstop for over a decade before realizing that it held a 733-carat black sapphire, the Black Star of Queensland.
New Hampshire has 400 state representatives and each are paid $200 per two-year term. In contrast, California has just 80 with each making $100k+ per year.
In 1965, a homesick Welshman living in Australia, was too broke to get home. So he decided to mail himself in a crate back to the UK, only to find himself in Los Angeles by accident.
A tank designed by the Swiss military had a bug where turning on the heater could cause the main gun to fire.
People with Bordeline personality disorder are often terrified of being abandoned or left alone. Even something as innocuous as a loved one getting home late from work or going away for the weekend can trigger intense fear.
Napoleon Dynamite had a budget of only $400,000 and Jon Heder was paid only $1,000 for his role as Napoleon.
The Navy’s stealth destroyer, the USS Zumwalt, can’t fire its guns because the ammo is too expensive.