A man in Africa single handedly stopped the desertification of his region by reviving ancient farming and irrigation techniques despite being ridiculed by his community.
Canada sterilized indigenous school girls till the mid 1990s.
Men and women see colors differently. In general, women are better at discriminating among colors while men excel at tracking fast-moving objects and discerning detail from a distance.
53% of US cable customers would leave their current provider if they had a choice and 73% feel their cable provider engages in “predatory practices”.
If the strange matter hypothesis is correct, it is speculated that a strangelet coming into contact with an ordinary lump of matter could convert the ordinary matter to strange matter. In a disaster scenario, all the nuclei of all the atoms of Earth are converted, and Earth is reduced to a hot, large lump of strange matter.
In the aftermath of WW2, over 1500 scientists, technicians, and engineers from Nazi Germany and other foreign countries were recruited by the United States instead of being prosecuted for war crimes. In fact, the German rocket program was a significant contributor to NASA’s entry into the space race.
During the 1943 NFL season, both the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers had lost so many players to military service during WW2, that they were forced to temporarily merge in to the Steagles.
Project MKUltra was an illegal and clandestine program of experiments on human subjects designed and undertaken by the CIA in the 1950s, which intended to identify and develop drugs and procedures to be used in interrogations and torture, in order to weaken the individual to force confessions through mind control.
A couple of PETA members, after attending an anti-hunting campaign, wrecked into a deer. They followed up by suing the New Jersey Game Department claiming that their deer management program was to blame.
There was a man-made mouse utopia called Universe 25. It started with 4 males and 4 females. The colony peaked at 2200 and from there declined to extinction. Once a tipping point was reached, the mice lost instinctual behaviors. Scientists extrapolate this model to humans on earth.
Bill Gates plans to donate 95% of his $81.1 billion dollar wealth to charity. That’s about $77 billion dollars
Owls fly silently due to specially designed edges of their primary feathers. When most birds fly, turbulence from air gushing over their wings creating noise. However, owls have their primary feathers serrated like a comb, which divides turbulence into tiny currents aka micro-turbulences.
In 2009, Detroit had a worse unemployment rate than during the Great Depression.
Just 1 gram of DNA is theoretically capable of holding 455 exabytes – enough for all the data held by Google, Facebook and every other major tech company, with room to spare
Three people in a flight simulator died after a real plane crashed into the building.