2 F16 pilots went on a suicide mission to stop Flight 93 on 9/11.
Firefighters would hide in Ground Zero rubble so that dogs could find “survivors”. Constantly finding bodies was leading to high stress in the dogs as they thought they were failing.
Ben McMahon, the Australian man, woke from a coma speaking fluent Mandarin but had completely forgotten English.
On 9/11, after the first plane hit the North Tower of the WTC, people in the South Tower wanted to leave but were advised by a announcement to stay at their desks. Some of those who tried to leave anyway were turned back by security in the building before the exits. 1,120 died.
On 9/11, when all transport out of the city was shut down, citizen boat owners managed to transport over 500k people from Manhattan Island in an amazing act known as the “9/11 Boatlift”.
There are 17 American men in history who have run under 2:10 in the marathon. In contrast, there were 32 Kenyans who did it just in October of 2011.
The average British person will spend a year of their life hungover.
Many personal checks written by Marlon Brando were often never cashed as his signature was usually worth more than the amount on the check.
When McDonald’s cut the price of the Big Mac by 75% in 1997 when bought w/ fries and a drink, the sales actually dropped because consumers were “confused”.
A captive killer whale at MarineLand discovered it could regurgitate fish onto the surface of the water, attracting sea gulls, and then eat the birds. Four others then learned to copy the behavior.
A California hospital charges $223,000 for joint replacement surgery that costs $5,300 in Oklahoma.
If you are an alcoholic at an airport, and feel tempted to head to one of the bars, instead have “Bill W.” paged over the loudspeaker. This is an AA code known by its members; if another AA member hears the page, he/she will come meet you and help you stay away from the bar.
Termites eat through wood two times faster when listening to rock music.
Littlewood’s Law states that if humans are awake for at least eight hours every day, and we experience one event or incident per second, and if extraordinary or seemingly unlikely events are “one in a million”, every person should experience an incredible moment every 35 days.
The 1883 eruption on Krakatoa produced the loudest sound ever known it reverberated around the globe 7 times before diminishing. It could be heard 4,000 miles away, and people with in 100 miles had permanent hearing loss.