“The Mandela Effect” is a term coined to describe the phenomenon of large numbers of people remembering something one way, and others remembering it another way. The theory is that both groups of people are correct, but one group came from one timeline or reality and another group came from another timeline or reality. Among other things, they remember Mandela dying in the 80s.
If cats reside with dogs long enough, they can learn to bark like dogs.
North Korea uses a fax machine to send threats to South Korea.
Pareidolia is a type of illusion or misperception involving a vague or obscure stimulus being perceived as something clear and distinct. For example, in the discolorations of a burnt tortilla one sees the face of Jesus.
Hans Larsson is a scientist who is trying to reactivate dormant dinosaur traits that linger in unexpressed bird genes. So far, he has managed to create chicken embryos that have teeth and long reptilian tails.
Walt Disney thought the Tyrannosaurus Rex wasn’t scary enough with 2 fingers. He demanded a third finger be added in all artistic depictions.
In the 1950s, just over one in ten 14-16 year olds agreed with the statement “I am an important person.” By the late 1980s, that number had risen to 80 per cent.
There is a man with amnesia who has gone unidentified for 10 years despite international publicity. He is also the only American citizen listed as a missing person despite his whereabouts being known.
Norman Borlaug, an agricultural scientist, developed new strains of crops which yielded 4x as much food. He is said to have saved the lives of over a billion people, making him one of the most influential men in human history.
Researchers in Tokyo have developed a mirror that tweaks the viewer’s reflection in real-time to make it look like they’re smiling. The projected application for this tech is for use in shopping mall bathrooms, in hopes that happier shoppers will buy more.
An Israeli researcher theorized that Moses was on psychedelics.
There is a surgical implant being developed that will give you an orgasm at the touch of a button.
Mumbai has an intricate food delivery system that picks up 200,000 hot lunches from wives or moms, delivers them to working men, then returns the containers home again same day.
Echolalia is the involuntary urge to imitate what someone else just said, the exact same way they just said it.
In Victorian times bottles were used to collect tears with a special stopper that allowed the tears to evaporate. When the tears were gone the mourning period was over.