In 1955 a six year old boy incredibly fought off a starving cougar while his friend ran for help taking 45 minutes before finally finding an adult who believed him.
The Cleveland Indians once had a “10 cent beer night” that ended in the crowd rioting and attacking the players and umpires. Players and coaches used baseball bats to fend off the rioting fans.
Only two species have domesticated other species: humans and ants.
In Armenia, all children aged 6 and up are taught chess at school, as it is a mandatory part of their curriculum.
NASA has a radio station, and all they play is alternative rock.
On April Fool’s Day, 1976, the BBC convinced many listeners that a special alignment of the planets would temporarily decrease gravity on Earth. Phone lines were flooded with callers who claimed they felt the effects.
Movie popcorn costs more per ounce than filet mignon.
Penguins can fly.
Japanese macaque wash their food in saltwater before they eat in order to both clean it and enhance the taste. They also make snowballs for fun.
Deep in Africa there are accounts of people seeing dinosaur-like creatures that resembles a Brachiosaurus or Apatosaurus. The locals call it Mokèlé-mbèmbé and there have been several documented expeditions to find it from as early as 1776 to as late as 2012.
Frank Sinatra was buried with a bottle of Jack Daniels and a pack of Camel cigarettes.
Winnipeg, despite being one of the coldest cities in Canada, is the Slurpee capital of the world.
A twin was born 34 min after her brother, but because daylight savings time switched, was actually born 26 min before her brother.
A marketer for Kraft Foods rotated their square Shreddies cereal 45 degrees, and re-marketed them as the new “Diamond Shreddies”. The new product showed a large increase in sales and test groups even reported a difference in flavor.