In 1985 a Soviet icebreaker rescued a large pod of beluga whales trapped by pack ice, leading them to safety by playing music to lure them out through the cleared channels.
In 1999 Alec Wildenstein had the most expensive divorce in history with a settlement of $3.8 billion. During the divorce the judge stipulated that Mrs. Wildenstein couldn’t spend any of the money on cosmetic surgery (during the marriage she spent $4 million on surgery to look like a cat).
Smile Mask Syndrome is a psychological disorder in which subjects develop depression and physical illness as a result of prolonged, unnatural smiling. First described in Japan in 1983, this is attributed to the great importance placed on smiling in the Japanese service industry.
A lawyer named James Thronton only works for one client – the Earth – and even managed to successfully sue the UK government to admit that it was breaching legal limits for air pollution.
There’s a grocery store in Berlin where items are soldwithout any brands or packaging. Customers are expected to bring their own containers, which are then weighed to determine the final price.
Walt Disney gave his housekeeper, Thelma Pearl Howard, shares of Disney stock every year for her birthday and Christmas. She died a multi-millionaire at the age of 79. And she gave a lot away to a charity for homeless kids in her will.
An officially recommended solution to a common problem with the Apple 3 was to “lift the computer two inches and drop it”.
Cave systems were recently discovered beneath Antarctica which are warm enough to wear t-shirts in, and in which it is said a “lost world” of new animals and plants may exist.
A kid that made a bet with his parents that if he turned 18 and was a millionaire, they wouldn’t force him to go to college. He first invested in Bitcoin at the age of 12 and now holds investments worth over $1 million. He says he won’t be attending college.