The Old Forge pub, Britain’s most remote bar, is located in Inverie, which is so isolated in the Scottish Highlands that no roads connect the village to the rest of the country. Thirsty travelers need to hike 17 miles over very rough terrain, or take a 7-mile ferry ride.
When Agatha Christie mysteriously disappeared in 1926, the police asked Arthur Conan Doyle to help find her.
Hitler admired Disney cartoons. He was delighted when Joseph Goebbels gifted him eighteen Mickey Mouse films as a Christmas present in 1937.
Some free range turkey farms use alpacas to guard their flocks from foxes, since alpacas are extremely territorial and will accept the turkeys as part of their herd, defending them by chasing off predators.
British director Ken Russell was once challenged to create a film that even he would want to see banned. The result was “A Kitten for Hitler”.
On his second day in office, President Jimmy Carter pardoned all evaders of the Vietnam War drafts.
In response to Britain sending their convicts to America in the 1700s, Benjamin Franklin suggested sending back shiploads of rattlesnakes to return the favor.
1816 was called “The Year Without a Summer” after the eruption of Mount Tambora in Indonesia. Crop failure forced Joseph Smith to leave Vermont, and his journeys resulted in “The Book of Mormon,” the dreary rain in Switzerland drove Mary Shelley to stay indoors, where she wrote “Frankenstein.”
Grocery cashiers in the US are seldomly given chairs to sit during work (unlike in Europe).
The the first deodorant for men was launched in 1935 (decades after the introduction of deodorants for women) because, at the beginning of the 20th century, body odour was not considered a problem for men; it was a part of being masculine.