In 2003 an ER doctor in Idaho saved a patient’s life by performing emergency surgery with a cordless drill in a church parking lot to relieve pressure on his brain caused by internal bleeding.
Wealthy Ancient Greeks sometimes sent their slaves to sit on the public toilets (made from slabs of marble) to warm it up “in anticipation of their arrival”.
Stephen King donated so much money to help build a baseball field in Maine that the locals affectionately call it “Field of Screams”.
There is so much space debris in earth’s atmosphere that in future it may just become dangerous to leave earth and we may get trapped in our own garbage.
Parking in San Francisco is so scarce that the parking spot attached to your property can add up to 100K to the property’s value.
Wal-Mart used to routinely lock overnight workers in the store, often without a key-holding manager present and sometimes even chaining the fire escape shut.
In 2012 a Vermont State Police trooper discovered a pig-shaped spot in a cow in the logo on his patrol car. Inmates at a correctional facility were responsible for printing the decals.
There’s a Norwegian news site that makes readers pass a test proving they read the article before being allowed to comment on it.
Scientists conducted a study and determined that there are about 2 million rats running around New York City. They can jump a horizontal distance of up to 4 feet, survive a fall from a height of almost 40 feet, and tread water for three days.
There are people in the world who are actually allergic to being cold.