The 1992 comedy “My Cousin Vinny” is so well regarded in the US legal community that it is frequently used in law schools to demonstrate courtroom procedures such as voire dire and cross examination.
The President only receives, on average, 500 death threats a month.
An Italian brain surgeon had a heart attack in the middle of an operation. He powered through it when he realized his patient would never recover if he stopped.
A Hungarian psychologist wrote a book on how to raise a genius. He proposed his ideas to a teacher. They married and raised three chess grandmasters, two of them became record-breakers and one even became the first female to beat the top ranked male.
There actually was a John Rambo in Vietnam and his name can be found on the Vietnam Memorial. Oh, and he was awarded a silver star.
Evidence shows that the space shuttle Challenger’s crew survived the explosion and could have been conscious until the crew cabin hit the ocean. 4 of 5 recovered crew air packs had been activated and pilot switches that could only have been moved manually by a person were moved.
Sloppy medical handwriting kills more than 7,000 people every year.
Paul Thomas Anderson dropped out from the NYU’s film program because he handed in some of Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet’s work as his own and got it graded a “C”.
After World War I, Germany experienced a period of ridiculous inflation so rapid that, reportedly, the value of a cup of coffee could double during the time it took to drink it. This also meant that everyday goods could suddenly be priced at millions or billions of marks (with salaries changing just as fast). As a result of the sudden confusion and anxiety that accompanied every purchase (“Is 50,000 marks a lot for a can of beans?” “Well, you can get a cup of coffee for 35,000 marks — oh, wait, they changed it again …“), Germany saw the rise of a brand new and unique mental disorder specific to that place and time: zero stroke. The persons afflicted with the malady are perfectly normal, except “for a desire to write endless rows of ciphers…“. Cashiers, bookkeepers, and bankers were most prone to this affliction. Besides a compulsion to write endless strings of zeros, individuals who suffered from this condition would reportedly become confused when referring to numbers and would state that they were 10 billion years old or had 40 trillion children.
The first known musical road, the Asphaltophone, was created in October 1995 in Denmark, by two Danish artists. The Asphaltophone is made from a series of raised pavement markers, spaced out at intermittent intervals so that as a vehicle drives over the markers, the vibrations caused by the wheels can be heard inside the car.
A 1965 Barbie came complete with a book titled “How To Lose Weight” that instructed “Don’t Eat!” It also came with a scale permanently set to 110lbs.
During and shortly after the JFK assassination a woman was seen and photographed holding a camera and stayed after most witnesses fled the seen. She has never been identified.Nor has the footage she may have took been found.