When McDonald’s set up its first restaurant in Soviet Russia, it had to teach workers how to smile and pretend to be cheerful. The Russian language has a unique proverb that is absent from other languages, “A smile without a reason is a sign of idiocy.”
Japanese beer cans have “alcohol” in braille on the top of can to prevent the blind from accidentally buying beer.
An American family tried to live a year without Chinese made goods in which they found it almost impossible. They wrote a book on it.
The “Loony Gas Building” was the name given to an old Standard Oil plant in 1924 after every single man who worked there was hospitalized for insanity… 5 of which died. The plant was manufacturing a new, breakthrough product: leaded gasoline additive.
When Edward I of England was coming back from the ninth crusade in 1272, he learned that his father had died and that he had been made king of England. Instead of returning home to be crowned, Edward went on a leisurely trip in Italy and France for almost two years and only came back in 1274.
Wild pigs are one of the most destructive animals in America causing more than $400mil damage a year in TX alone. They can dig 3′ deep destroying crops and even feast on lambs, calves, sea turtle eggs, and everything in between.
The mayors of Carthage and Rome signed an official peace treaty 2,000 years after the Punic Wars’ end.