Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men are banned in Houston for being a “blight on the aesthetic environment”.
A rodent that was believed to be extinct for 113 years casually showed up on the handrail at the front porch of an ecolodge in Colombia and let researchers photograph it for two hours before disappearing into the night, after which it was never seen again.
Tommy McHugh, who at 51 “attempted to evacuate his bowels quickly due to a knock on the toilet door,” suffered a brain hemorrhage, and unlocked a previously hidden talent for creating poetry and art.
Whitney Houston’s song ‘I Will Always Love You’ was used as a campaign song by Saddam Hussein in his 2002 election when he ‘won’ 100% of the vote.
The star Mira has a surface that pulsates in such a way as to increase and decrease its brightness over periods ranging from about 80 to more than 1,000 days. This means sometimes the star is incredibly dim, while other times it is one of the brightest stars in its constellation.
A bidet is considered a key green technology and uses significantly less water, electricity, and wood than a single roll of toilet paper.
Since the early 1980s there has been a rumored top secret aircraft called the Aurora. Some still believe it exists, citing a $9 billion gap in the Air Force budget in 2006.
In 2014, Taylor Swift accidentally released 8 seconds of white noise on iTunes for $1.29. It became #1 in Canada almost immediately before being removed.
In 2002 a Painesville man was ordered by a judge to stand with a live pig next to a sign that read “This is not a police officer,” after the man referred to an officer as a pig during their confrontation.