In 1960, the computer at NORAD warned with 99.9% certainty that the Soviets had just launched a full-scale missile attack against North America. NORAD later discovered that the Early Warning System in Greenland had interpreted the moon rising over Norway as a missile attack from Siberia.
A 17 y/o high school student jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge “for fun” while on a school trip and survived.
From 1989-1992, Lance Thomas, a watch merchant, was robbed at gunpoint 4 times and has managed to kill 5 of the robbers he has faced.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, while in jail, threatened to go on a hunger strike if his PS2 wasn’t replaced by a PS3, and if his weekly allowance wasn’t increased, among other requests
The richest woman in Germany met her future husband while she was working in an apprenticeship at BMW (which she owned 12.5 percent of) under a fake name. He had no idea who she actually was until they were sure about their relationship.
Humans actually knew the earth was round as early as 2500 years ago. Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the planet to an astounding accuracy of around 99%.
During the late 1800s a baboon was employed by the railroad as a signalman. He never once made a mistake and worked for the railroad until his death.
A UK teenager secretly painted a penis on top of his house, and was caught over a year later when his parents looked at their house on Google Earth.
In Japanese folklore, Otters were considered very dangerous as they would shapeshift into beautiful women or little children and kill men.
19 Baboons from Paris Zoo sent to a national park in England were unable to understand English commands but were fully cognitive of French words, forcing their English keepers to learn French.
Due to their similar protein composition, blood can be used as an egg substitute in baking and making ice cream.
A USMC General and Medal of Honor recipient wrote a bestselling book describing how wars exist to enrich corporations. In 1935.
America designed a grenade the weight and size of a baseball because they believed young American troops should be able to throw them.
Theodore Roosevelt was against the phrase “In God We Trust” on currency as he considered it sacrilegious.