The mathematical proof that 1+1=2 takes 162 pages.
Since 2005 the city of Denver has confiscated and euthanized more than 1,600 pit bulls due to a law prohibiting breed ownership in city limits.
Humans have a tendency to find meaningful patterns in meaningless data.
The first Google Doodle was of a burning man symbol. Founders Page and Brin went to the Burning Man music festival in 1998 and commemorated the event with a small picture on their homepage.
Australian aboriginals have a form of execution in which they curse the offender who often dies after a few days as they believe so strongly in the ritual.
A young Japanese boy named Yuuki saved many lives in his village warning people of an incoming tsunami. When they didn’t listen to him, he set fire to stacks of rice in order to panic them and get them up the mountain.
When Andrew Lloyd Weber was writing the sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera”, a kitten climbed on his digital piano and deleted the entire score.
The widow of the inventor of the Winchester rifle built a house with mazes and dead end staircases to confuse the ghosts of the people who were killed by her husbands rifles.
Cunningham’s Law states, “the best way to get the right answer on the Internet is not to ask a question, it’s to post the wrong answer.”
The theory of an infinite universe was first proposed by a Greek philosopher named Archytas of Tarentum ~400 B.C., reasoning that even if he did reach the end of the universe he would still be able extend his staff beyond the boundary.
Alfred Hitchcock was notoriously hard on actors. He was once quoted as saying, “Actors are cattle”—a quip that stirred up a huge outcry. In response, he issued this correction: “I have been misquoted. What I really said is, ‘Actors should be treated as cattle.’”
5% of the population is indifferent to music, showing no physical or emotional response.
In 1989, Donald Trump paid $85,000 for an ad pushing death penalty for 14 year old boy who was later exonerated of the crime. Even though proven innocent through DNA testing, Trump still refuses to apologize.
Up to 100,000 people in Hong Kong live in “Cage Homes” – a 6ft x 2ft metal cage covering a bed.