The longest recorded time spent awake was set in 1965 a high school student stayed awake for 264 hours (about 11 days).
Elvis once handed Alice Cooper one of his guns and asked him to point it at him to show off his karate skills. Cooper later said that he genuinely wanted to pull the trigger to do something legendary with his life, but Elvis knocked the gun out of his hand and pinned him before he could fire.
Aka is the tribe in Central Africa where male and female roles are virtually interchangeable. Women hunt, men mind the children,and vice versa. Men spend 47 percent of their time within reach of their kids, more than any other society, and even let them suckle.
Wife bought a scratch-off lottery ticket to prove a point to her husband that it was a waste of money, but it ended up winning her $1 million.
When the Robertson family was shipwrecked in the Pacific Ocean, the only water they had was poisonous. The mother gave the others enemas to safely hydrate them with it. The family survived for 37 days before rescue.
It’s been scientifically proven that alcohol increases creativity. It reduces the executive function, while boosting imagination and inner consciousness as shown by increased activity in the superior temporal gyrus, an area of the brain directly above the ear.
The largest purchase ever made on an Amex Black Card was for US$170 million and was made by Chinese billionaire Liu Yiqian, earning him and his family free first class travel for the rest of their lives.
20,000 year-old fossilized human footprints were discovered in Australia which indicate the man who made them was running at the speed of a modern Olympic sprinter, barefoot, in sand.
France owns a small island off the coast of Newfoundland that is entirely comprised of rock (St. Pierre). The streets are carved into the rock, and instead of cemeteries, inhabitants carved tombs into the island which are there to this day.
Coca Cola is paying $100,000 to anyone who can find a new source of natural sweetener.