Houdini once sued a police officer who accused him of making his escapes through bribery. Houdini won his case when he opened the judge’s safe.
The human brain remains half awake when sleeping in a new environment for the first time.
Metallica performed in Antarctica just to break a record and be the first musical act to perform on all 7 continents.
Gustav Mahler was superstitious and strongly believed in the Curse of the Ninth, where composers can only compose nine symphonies before they die. He tried to beat superstition by calling his 9th symphonic work a “song cycle,” then began work on his 10th symphony and died.
A cat named Pudding saved his new owner’s life just hours after his adoption. The Wisconsin resident originally had no intention of actually adopting one of the animals but had a strong attraction to Pudding who later that evening saved her from a diabetic seizure.
The Baby Boomers were nicknamed the “Me Generation” due to their perceived narcissism.
People born blind use the same facial expressions as sighted people when expressing emotions, meaning that our facial expressions are innate and not learned behavior.