A 45 year old Bosnian man named Amir Vehabovic faked his death back in 2007 because he wanted to see who would attend his funeral. Only his mother attended. After this debacle, he wrote dozens of angry letters to his so-called friends and what he thought of their friendship going forward.
The Jay Treaty, signed in 1794, provides that American Indians may travel freely across the Canadian-US border. Native Indians born in Canada are entitled to freely enter the United States for the purpose of employment, study, retirement, investing, and/or immigration.
Mormons do secret handshakes through curtains to practice getting into heaven.
A man was given an old blanket by his grandmother. He kept it on the back of a chair for years only to find out it is a First Phase Navajo Chief blanket worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.
The world’s oldest known complaint letter was written to a Sumerian copper merchant named Ea-Nasir almost 4000 years ago on a clay tablet: “You put ingots which were not good before my messenger and said: ‘If you want to take them, take them; if you do not want to take them, go away!'”
Prior to WWI wristwatches were considered feminine and not commonly worn by men. Wristwatches were more practical than pocket watches in warfare, and as a result they became socially acceptable for men to wear.
1969 Allen Funt creator/host of Candid Camera boarded a plane to Miami. While in flight the plane was hijacked by armed men. A passenger recognized Funt and all were convinced it was a gag. Funt tried to dissuade them but no one believed him they only realized it wasn’t when they landed in Cuba.
‘Mangia’ is an Atari 2600 video game in which a mother force feeds her son with pasta until he explodes. The boy can feed animals with the food, but if the mother sees him do so, she brings out three times as much pasta as punishment. ‘Mangia’ is among the rarest video games for collectors.
In 2015, 1000 musicians played ‘Learn to Fly’ by foo fighters together in the town of Cesena, Italy in an effort to get the band to come to their town and play. The band responded and came to the town to play a 27-song-set, starting off with ‘Learn to Fly’. Here’s the full video of the 1000 musicians in action.
In 2013, a family bought a Chinese bowl for 3 dollars only to find out it being worth 2.2 million dollars.