There is a 30 meters wide rock standing out in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean which was walked on by less than 20 people – almost as few as the moon.
When a man came to a clinic with a chronic infection in his left ear, doctors tried everything to help him from antibiotics to ear drops, but nothing worked. Out of desperation, he decided to take earwax from his good ear and place it in his bad one. After two days his infection was cured.
A man bought a house for $10k, and found an Action Comics #1 with the first appearance of Superman stuffed inside a wall. Showing it to an in-law, she tried to take it, tearing the cover. The comic sold for $175,000 at auction, but they estimated the tear reduced the value by $75k.
Baboons were employed as goatherds by the Namaqua people in the 1800s right through till the 1960s. They would protect the herd and lead them back at dusk, often whilst riding one of the larger goats like a horse.
Due to the fact that radio broadcasts robust enough to reach deep space was first used in the 1940’s, it is very likely that the first message potential aliens would hear from us would be made by Hitler.
There was a now extinct species of crocodile that could gallop.
The sun’s core is so hot that a piece of it the size of a pinhead would give off enough heat to kill a person 100 miles away.
The British army tested LSD on its Marines in 1964… and filmed it.
Joe Arridy was named the happiest inmate on death row. He had an IQ of 46 and played with a toy train given to him by the prison Warden. Due to his lack of understanding, he smiled on the his way to the gas chamber.
In 17th century Italy conjoined twins were on trial for murder. Authorities arrested Lazarus after he stabbed a man for teasing his parasitic twin brother. Though he was sentenced to death the court let him go, finding that they could not execute him without killing his innocent conjoined twin.
An 80 year old woman was killed in a Brazilian clinic when a student nurse accidentally administered coffee and milk through her IV line.
P.T. Barnum noticed people were lingering too long at his exhibits so he posted signs indicating “This Way to the Egress”. Not knowing that “Egress” was another word for “Exit”, people followed the signs to what they assumed was a fascinating exhibit — and ended up outside.
Pet Rock was so popular in the 70’s that the creator became a multimillionaire about 6 months after marketing it.