On New Year’s Eve 2014, 835 of 1000 police officers meant to be on duty in Rome phoned in sick.
A man once sued Satan for depriving him of his constitutional rights. The judge dismissed the case because the plaintiff had not included instructions for how a U.S. Marshal could serve process on Satan.
A French Mathematician concealed his proficiency with differential equations to avoid working for the Nazis. While in a POW camp, he developed sheaves, sheaf cohomology, and spectral sequences which are important tools for modern Algebraic Geometry.
The Finnish word kalsarikännit means to get drunk at home, alone in your underwear.
One of the adversities that the Napoleonic army faced in Russia was the fact that the buttons of their uniforms may have turned to dust. Tin was the major metal used to make buttons and the bonding structure of tin atoms begins to change when temperatures drop below 13°C.
In 2008, high school football coach Kris Hogan got many of the fans of his team to cheer for and support the other team because the other team was from a maximum-security juvenile correctional facility and did not have fans of their own.
The first African-American whose name appeared on ballots as a candidate for President of the United States was Clennon King in 1960. He was called the Black Don Quixote for his efforts and was committed to an insane asylum in 1958 for applying to the University of Mississippi.
An innocent man spent 17 years in jail until they found his doppelganger living in the same town with the same first name.
There is a ‘fake’ townhouse in Brooklyn Heights that’s actually a ventilation shaft for the subway.
A Dairy Queen in Franklin, PA, has one of only four surviving Apollo command module boilerplates displayed in it’s front yard.