“Wilson” the volleyball from Cast Away was sold to a Fed Ex executive for $18500.
There is syndrome dubbed “The Truman Show Delusion” where the patient believes their life is a reality TV series, just like the main character of The Truman Show.
In 1908 there were electric cars capable of racing 100 miles with a single charge.
During WW2 it is suspected that soap was made from human corpses.
A Nobel laureate and physics PhD has voiced belief for things like telepathy. Saying to his defense: ‘if scientists as a whole denounce an idea, this should not necessarily be taken as proof that the said idea is absurd’.
Hitler had a openly gay friend, until he had him murdered for political reasons. They were so close, he was the only Nazi Hitler addressed as “du” (the German familiar form of “you”). He was also the only man in Germany to call Hitler “Adolf”, rather than “Mein Führer”.
The oldest living tree‘s exact location is kept secret to protect it.
The world’s largest swarm of insects consisted of approx 12.5 trillion individual insects covering 198,000 square miles. That insect then became extinct within 30 years.
CS Lewis and Tolkien held “you laugh you lose” competitions when reading terrible poetry.
The U.S. once tried to sue Coca-Cola to remove caffeine from its product. They lost.