Gang boss Monk Eastman decided to enlist in the Army at age 42 to fight in WWI. During his physical, the doctor asked Monk in which war he got all of his knife and bullet scars. Monk replied, “Oh! A lot of little wars around New York”.
A mantis shrimp (2-5 inches big) was provoked by a researcher, and the animal punched its aquarium wall, shattering the glass and flooding the office. Turns out the mantis shrimp’s punch is so fast, it boils the water around it when delivered.
While in a spin, a pilot ejected from his plane only to watch his unmanned F-106 recover from the spin and land safely in a field. It landed that way because of the weight reduction after ejection.
Horror director Eli Roth showed villagers in a remote native village deep in the Peruvian Amazon the controversial 1980 horror film “Cannibal Holocaust”. To show them what a movie was. The villagers thought it was a comedy and the funniest thing they’ve ever seen.
On September 11, 1987, Dan Rather, upset at the evening news being delayed by a U.S. Open tennis match, walked off the set and when the match was over CBS was left with nothing but dead air for six minutes.
You should not ever give rabbits a full body bath, because they may possibly die from shock.
NASA estimates that the value of minerals in the asteroid belt exceeds $600,000,000,000,000,000,000. Or nearly $100 billion per person alive.
In Detroit in the 1930s, a baby fell from a high window and landed on a man called Joseph Figlock who was passing in the street below. The baby and Figlock both survived the incident. About a year later, the SAME baby fell from the SAME window and landed on the SAME guy! Again, they both lived.
North Dakota coffee shop has no employees staffing it, runs entirely on the honor system — and it’s working.
“A philosopher is a person who knows less and less about more and more, until he knows nothing about everything. A scientist is a person who knows more and more about less and less, until he knows everything about nothing.” – John Ziman.
It’s. Mildly. Amusing. That. When. You. Read. This. Piece. Of. Text. The. Little. Voice. In. Your. Head. Pauses. Between. Each. Word.
Back in 1997, Ross Lucock of Australia won a meat tray during a pub raffle. Informed that he needed to be wearing shoes while in the pub, he proceeded to strap the meat (pork chops) to his feet and parade around the pub, leading to the inevitable accident in which another pub patron slipped on the trail of pork slime and broke his arm. The guy with the broken arm then sued the pub, arguing that it had breached its duty of care by its “failure to remove [Mr. Lucock]… in the knowledge that he was inebriated and was clad with pork chops strapped to his feet.” He was awarded $750,000 in damages.
Rep. Tom Moore Jr. once submitted legislation to the Texas legislature in favor of honoring notorious murderer Albert DeSalvo “for his work in ‘population control’” as an April Fool’s Day joke. Without paying any attention to it, it was unanimously passed.
In 2011, two men para-glided from the summit of Mt. Everest, arriving at a village in 42min and avoiding the dangerous conventional 3 day descent.
Ironically, the French flew the white flag as a symbol of military command.