43% of Americans want to criminalize playing in a park alone for children 12 and younger.
The average Bugatti customer has about 84 cars, 3 jets and one yacht.
In 1924, when Standard Oil was researching tetraethyl lead as a gasoline additive, 32 of 49 workers had to be hospitalized due to lead poisoning, and 5 of them died. A federal panel made entirely of industry scientists later concluded that there “no danger” from tetraethyl lead.
During the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, 25,000 pigeons were released during the opening ceremony. When a cannon was fired, the pigeons begun to poop on the spectators watching the ceremony below.
In order to punish tree thieves who cut down trees illegally, some cities spray trees with fox urine around Christmas time. It freezes on them and is odorless outdoors, but would stink up your whole house if brought indoors; the smell is “eye-watering.”
Humans can hear the difference between hot and cold water being poured. This is because the viscosity of water will go down as temperature increases. As you heat water, it will have more energy and its molecules will be less likely to stick together. Less sticking together results in smaller particles and less force per impact applied to the surface being poured onto.
In 1961 Donald Reid built a Flying Submarine. It was demonstrated on 9 June 1964 where it dove to a depth of 6.5 feet (2 m) then flew to an altitude of 33 ft (10 m).