A study found that people would rather give themselves electric shocks than sit in the silence of their thoughts.
The people who falsely claimed the copyright to “Happy Birthday to You” made $2M a year for decades until the song was ruled public domain.
Dating back to 2000 BC, Zoroastrianism is the only religion which has a creationism myth based on the contemporary Spherical Earth.
For a few thousand bucks, Detroit police will give a business higher 911 priority.
In 2012 a German civil servant, in an email announcing his retirement to his colleagues, admitted that he had done zero work for the last 14 years
Before 2017 the highest timed speed on a public road was set in 1938 by a Mercedes-Benz, reaching a speed of 433 km/h.
M*A*S*H didn’t have a laugh track when it was broadcast overseas in the UK, this was how the show’s creator intended it. However, in the United States CBS required a laugh track because they had never produced a comedy without one.
Ikea’s founder, the late billionare Ingvar Kamprad, was incredibly frugal: He disciplines his employees for not using both sides of the paper. He was once turned away from Businessman Of The Year Award for arriving by bus, and assembled all his furniture himself.
Despite spending half his career in the saddle, Clint Eastwood is allergic to horses.
In 2013 police busted a meat packing plant in Guangxi, China that was selling 20 tons of chicken meat slaughtered in 1967. It had been treated with hydrogen peroxide to make it look presentable in markets and stores.