In 1944 a sixteen-year-old black student in Columbus, Ohio, won an essay contest on the theme ‘What to Do with Hitler after the War’ by submitting the single sentence, “Put him in a black skin and let him live the rest of his life in America.”
A Chicago couple won $30 million in the state lottery and didn’t tell anyone. Not even their kids.
The Dalai Lama eats meat, for health reasons and out of respect for his hosts on his travels.
People in the other states use the phrase “Thank God for Mississippi” when referring to embarrassing statewide statistics.
Two baby girls were switched at birth in 1931 at the Leiden University Medical Center. Suspicions didn’t rise until two decades later, when the girls met at a wedding and wondered at their mutual likeness to each other’s family.
An Electrical Engineer once named his five children Electron, Positron, Neutron, Deutron and Proton. One of those children is Doctor Electron Kebebew who is a leading cancer researcher and top earning civil-servant in the US.
Teddy Roosevelt was an avid boxer and became the first American ever to receive a brown belt in Judo. He lined the White House basement with training mats and sparred with anyone that was willing including boxing champion John Sullivan, his wife, and a Swiss minister.
Due to a clerical error, the state of Missouri assumed that a man named Mike Anderson was in prison, serving his 13-year sentence for armed robbery. It’s only when they began preparing for his release did they realize that law-enforcement had forgotten to take him to jail.
Figs aren’t always considered vegetarian. This is because when a wasp pollinates them, the fig’s inward facing flowers often trap the wasp and absorb her into the fig.
50% of all nail salons in the USA are owned & operated by Vietnamese immigrants and their descendents.
When the first iPod prototype was shown to Steve Jobs, he dropped it in an aquarium and used the air bubbles to prove there was empty space and it could be made smaller.
The city of Huescar forgot they were at war with Denmark until a local historian found the declaration 172 years later. No shots were fired during the war.
Woman who had won a lottery, filed for divorce in hurry and at the end lost all of her lottery money to her ex husband as a result of violating disclosure laws (he sued her after he learned about the money).
Horses are as good as bloodhounds in tracking people