The license plate of Agent Smith’s car in the Matrix Reloaded is “IS 5416″ – referencing Isaiah 54:16, which states “Behold, I have created the smith that bloweth the coals in the fire, and bringeth forth an instrument for his work; and I have the waster to destroy.”
After WWI, the US began forced sterilization to prevent ‘imbeciles’ and ‘promiscuous’ individuals from having children in order to clean up the gene pool.
There’s an ice cream that changes color as you eat it.
A Vietnam war American sniper volunteered to crawl for 3 days across 2000m of open field containing an enemy headquarters, took a single shot that killed an NVA General and then crawled back out without being spotted.
LSD cured a holocaust survivor from Auschwitz’s PTSD and allowed him to sleep for the first time in 30 years without nightmares.
In 1999 chess Grandmaster Garry Kasparov played The World in a game of chess that lasted over four months. Over 50,000 people from more than 75 countries participated in the game with moves being decided by majority vote. Garry ended up winning on turn 62 when 51% of The World decided to resign.
There’s a theme park in Japan where kids can experience adult life (working, banking, etc).
Classical and heavy metal music attract listeners with similar personalities but dissimilar ages. Younger people of the personality type like metal, older counterparts like classical. Both share their motivation: to hear something dramatic and theatrical, a “love of the grandiose.”
We hear our own voices differently because of how the sound transfers up our face and the vibrations in our ears and head after we speak. We can hear how we sound to others by putting two folders in front of our ears so our voice echos around the room before reaching our ears.
Cambridge Bay, Canada has a 0.0% chance of sunshine throughout December.
Mailing an entire building has been illegal in the U.S. since 1916 when a man mailed a 40,000 ton brick house across Utah to avoid high freight rates.
A 19 year old man dove 85 feet into the ocean to wrestle an 80 pound octopus with a 9 foot diameter to the surface in a 25 minute epic battle in which he punched the octopus subduing it after it turned red and lunged at him tearing off his respirator. He drove it home, cooked it up, and ate it.
The founder of Kodak, George Eastman killed himself because he had accomplished everything he felt necessary to do and didn’t feel like waiting for his diabetes to kill him slowly.
A billionaire on house arrest in Florida was allowed to charter a plane and fly himself and his guards to Texas to see his ailing mother.