A Michigan woman traded her Twitter handle @DietDrPepper to the Dr. Pepper parent corporation for a truckload of bottled water, which she sent to Flint, Michigan during the contaminated water crisis.
In 1995 a Virginia inmate sued himself for $5 million for violating his own civil rights by getting drunk and getting arrested. The judge dismissed the case but congratulated the man on his “innovative approach to civil rights litigation.”
A 106-mile portion of I-70 in Utah has no gasoline or exits. It is the longest portion of the US Interstate system without services. A station at one end sells about 30 gas containers a week to people who run out on the highway and walk to the station.
There is a ‘noticeable change’ in British accents every 25 miles. 38% of British people feel as though they have difficulty being understood by other Brits.
Because of the decline in bee population, apple farmers in China are now pollinating the trees manually, using a paintbrush.
The Alaska Railroad still allows passengers to wave a white cloth along the route and the train will stop to pick them up.
The Civil War prison camp Elmira had two observation towers constructed for onlookers. Citizens paid 15 cents to look at the inmates. Concession stands by the towers sold peanuts, cakes, and lemonade while the men inside starved.
A 2012 survey by Yoga Journal found that only 18 percent of yoga practitioners are men. Many men say they easily get bored doing it or that their bodies aren’t built for pretzellike poses.
Often, the border between West and East Berlin used to pass directly to homes. So, in most cases, the entrance was on the eastern side, and the windows looked out to the West. When building of the Berlin Wall started, many residents used to jump from the windows to the street, where they were caught by Western firefighters or just regular city folks.
The picture captured a similar case. 77-year-old Frieda Schulze tries to escape from the window of a house, which is located in the eastern sector of Berlin. East German secret service officers are seen in the windows, who are trying to pull her back.
In 1962 astronaut Scott Carpenter spent a total of 28 days below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, close to the La Jolla, CA coast, in the SEALAB II experimental underwater habitat. This was a world record and quite a feat considering the dangers of saturation diving. Congratulations were clearly in order and the consummate politician President Lyndon Johnson did not skip a beat. Carpenter, aided by Capt. George F. Bond, USN, M.D., was to call the President to receive his congratulations.
Astronaut Scott Carpenter spoke to President Johnson 200 ft below the surface of the ocean, but he was in a decompression chamber with a helium atmosphere and nobody could understand what he was saying.