Detroit once had a tourist attraction more popular than the Statue of Liberty. The Ford Rotunda was built for the 1934 World’s Fair and was the fifth most visited site in the U.S. before burning to the ground in 1962.
A family has been carving a 64 story Crazy Horse memorial out of a South Dakota mountain for 70 years.
A young Arkansas woman spent 35 days in jail and paid thousands in fines for a $29 bounced check.
Movie trailers were used to be shown after the movie, which is why they were called “trailers”. That practice did not last long, because patrons tended to leave the theater after the films ended, but the name has stuck. Trailers are now shown before the film begins.
The longest study of humans ever conducted, the 75 years long Harvard Grant Study, found that professional success in life comes from having done chores as a kid.
People with good social support are less likely to develop mental disorders, such as PTSD, anxiety, bipolar, etc.
The first call ever made on a cell phone, was from an engineer named Martin Cooper calling a rival engineer to brag about his accomplishment.
Coffee was originally a food, not a drink. Early East African tribes mixed the coffee berries (the unhulled bean) with animal fat, forming the first ‘power bars’.