The Department of Veterans Affairs set up a special 800 number to help the hundreds of former soldiers who were traumatized after seeing Saving Private Ryan.
In Orlando Florida, heavily-armed SWAT teams raided nine barbershops and arrested 34 people for barbering without a license.
Alice Walton, heir to the Wal-Mart fortune and one of the richest people in the world, has had a history of reckless collisions. Her latest DWI arrest was expunged after the Texas trooper who arrested her was mysteriously suspended, and the statute of limitations was allowed to expire.
From 1995-2001 one man cheated the McDonald’s Monopoly game and walked away with $20 million.
70 years ago today, the Polish attacked the Nazis to liberate their capital. During the 9 week rebellion that followed, more than 200,000 died, mostly civilians. Now, every August first, the entire city of Warsaw stands still for a full minute to commemorate their fallen.
Every episode of Family Guy includes at least one instance of a character saying “What the hell …”
A 15 year old Lady Gaga made a cameo appearance in The Sopranos.
Al Capone was responsible for expiration dates on milk jugs.
In 1960, the computer at NORAD warned with 99.9% certainty that the Soviets had just launched a full-scale missile attack against North America. NORAD later discovered that the Early Warning System in Greenland had interpreted the moon rising over Norway as a missile attack from Siberia.
A 17 y/o high school student jumped off the Golden Gate Bridge “for fun” while on a school trip and survived.
From 1989-1992, Lance Thomas, a watch merchant, was robbed at gunpoint 4 times and has managed to kill 5 of the robbers he has faced.
Norwegian mass murderer Anders Breivik, while in jail, threatened to go on a hunger strike if his PS2 wasn’t replaced by a PS3, and if his weekly allowance wasn’t increased, among other requests
The richest woman in Germany met her future husband while she was working in an apprenticeship at BMW (which she owned 12.5 percent of) under a fake name. He had no idea who she actually was until they were sure about their relationship.