An 18-year-old man tried to eat his underwear in the hope that the cotton fabric would absorb alcohol before he took a breathalyzer test.
In the popular 1990s anime “Sailor Moon,” Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune were a lesbian couple. Their relationship was censored out of the American version because the show was marketed as children’s television.
Despite the plots of many Hollywood movies, the Witness Protection Program has had a 100% success rate since the program’s establishment in 1971. No one who has gone through the program has been compromised or harmed in any way.
The Buffalo has injured three times the amount of people as compared to bears in Yellowstone National Park over a 20 year period.
Abraham Lincoln turned down an offer of war elephants from the King of Siam.
Goldfish not only listen to music, but they also can distinguish one composer from another, a new study finds.
The wheel was invented thousands of years after boats, woven cloth, rope, sewing needles, baskets and even the flute.
The writer of the movie Alien had from Crohns disease and created the chest burster inspired by the horrific pains he suffered.
The falling sensation sometimes experienced right before falling asleep known as a “Hypnic Jerk” is an evolutionary trait found in most primates. The brain misinterprets muscle relaxation and onset of sleep as a signal that you’re falling out of a tree, waking you suddenly.
There is a religion called Pikpukism that believes God is an alien software program and that by 2035, human minds will be transferred to computer chips.
Teddy Roosevelt’s son, Ted, was awarded the Medal of Honor for leading the first wave of US Soldiers attacking Utah Beach on D-Day. He volunteered for the assignment and had to walk with a cane due to WWI injuries and a heart condition. He was the oldest man in the first wave at age 56.
The UK, for economic reasons, sent up to 150,000 poor children to Canada, New Zealand and other parts of the Commonwealth from 1869 to the 1970s, often telling them their parents had died, and telling parents that their children had been placed for adoption elsewhere in the UK.
A young Elvis Presley was once told “Stick to driving a truck, because you’ll never make it as a singer.”
After committing a $5.4 million bank heist, Japanese robbers penned a thank-you note to the bank.
Several European countries prescribe free heroin to addicts in order to improve their “social and health situation” while “significantly reduce[ing] costs incurred by trials, incarceration, health interventions and delinquency.”