Every year, Forbes creates a list of the 15 wealthiest fictional characters called the Forbes Fictional 15. The richest fictional character as of 2013 is Smaug, the gold hoarding dragon from “The Hobbit,” with an estimated wealth of $62 billion.
The status of the chameleon in Spain was changed from “endangered” to “near threatened” after it was discovered that the number of individuals had been vastly underestimated. The experts conducting the original census couldn’t see most chameleons as they were so well camouflaged.
In the American Civil War, soldiers were required to have four opposing front teeth so they could open a gunpowder pouch. Some draftees had their front teeth removed to avoid service.
There’s a whole demographic of “Homeless” Japanese youth who live and sleep solely in Internet Cafés, because it’s cheap to stay over night. Often it’s around 1000~2000 yen ($10-20 USD).
Two inmates sued the state of Alabama, claiming the cramped space in their cell was a cruel and unusual punishment. The state argued that students at Auburn University actually paid to live in even smaller living space in the Magnolia Dorm.
Arnold Schwarzenegger turned down his estimated $207,500 yearly salary stating it was “petty cash”. Instead, he “gave it back to the community” and didn’t collect a salary the entire time he served.
At night, Disneyland becomes overrun by stray cats. Disney embraces them because they keep the mouse population in check and treats them like pets, including spaying and neutering them and giving them shots.
Mozart had a sister, Maria Anna, who was just as talented as he was. She was forced to stop playing and composing professionally at the age of 18 because she was a woman.
The most isolated person ever was Alfred Worden during Apollo 15, he was 2,235 miles away from the nearest human being.
Brad Pitt tore his Achilles tendon whilst filming a fight scene for Troy… as Achilles.
The Gospel of Judas claims the other disciples had not learned the true Gospel, which Jesus taught only to Judas… also suggests that Christ planned the course of events which led to his death and Judas was simply obedient in assisting the suicide by government.
There is a counterfeit egg industry in China, and one person can make approximately 1500 of them per day.
When Louis Rèard introduced the bikini in France in 1946, no models were willing to wear such revealing swimwear, so Rèard had to hire a stripper to model it.
A man’s beard will grow faster when he is anticipating sex.