NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory used to run a female beauty pageant, the winner of which was crowned ‘Miss Guided Missile’.
There is an underwater island that Sicilian divers have planted a flag in for when it breaches the surface.
A guy cut off the head of his pregnant wife’s lover with a knife in a phone booth and delivered it to her bedside while she was in the hospital.
The youngest participant in World War I was 8 years old.
The greatest speech Abraham Lincoln ever gave is lost to history. In 1856, Lincoln delivered an anti-slavery speech so powerful and moving that the reporters tasked with transcribing it laid down their pencils in awe. Today we have no idea what he said.
A brewing company’s making a zombie beer using actual brains. Dock Street Brewing Co. in Philadelphia is brewing a special beer in honor of the The Walking Dead which will be released for the show’s season finale on March 30th. What is it, exactly? The brew, named Dock Street Walker, is an American Pale Stout made with wheat, oats, flaked barley, cranberry and smoked goat brains.
There are approximately three million shipwrecks on the ocean floor, worth billions in value and treasure.
In North Korea people are forced to choose one of 28 government-approved haircuts.
Saturn has a moon called Mimas and it has a crater in it that makes it look look like the Death Star.
There’s a bar in Ireland that opened in the year 900 A.D. and is still operational. It’s named “Sean’s Bar”.
The first same-sex marriage license in the US was issued 39 years ago, in Boulder, CO (by county clerk Clela Rorex, who later refused a marriage license to a man and his horse… because the underage horse did not have parental consent).
A Mexican theme park stages a fake border crossing with a 7.5 mile night hike for about $18 a person.
There was a Christian movement in the 12th-14th centuries that believed that the God from the Old testament was in fact Satan.
There is a black patch in the ceiling of Grand Central that is a symbol of what the ceiling used to look like, when smoking was allowed in Grand Central.