Paper cuts hurt so much because the cut often bleeds very little or not at all, leaving the skins pain receptors open to the air. This is exacerbated by irritation caused by the fibers in the paper itself, which may be coated in chemicals such as bleach. Additionally, most paper cuts occur in the fingers, which have a greater concentration of sensory receptors than the rest of the body.
In the US being clean shaven became popular after troops returned as heroes from WWI–they had been required to shave so gas masks would securely fit.
Franz Von Werra, a Nazi POW who was transfered to Canada to deter his multiple escapes and recaptures, escaped again in less than a month, traveling through the US, Mexico, Brazil, Spain and Italy to become the only Western held POW to return to combat. On 25 October 1941 Von Werra took off in Bf 109F-4 (W.Nr. 7285) on a practice flight. He suffered engine failure and crashed into the sea north of Vlissingen and was killed. His body was never found.
A father and son survived a Megatsunami (1700′ wave) by riding out the wave in their Alaskan fishing boat.
There are four times as many abandoned housing units as homeless in New York City.
In Germany there are elevators with no doors that never stop. The riders must be ready to hop on at the right time or risk being “guillotined” by the lifts.
Kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, and kohlrabi were all selectively bred from the mustard plant.
Europe was much bigger, with a massive area of land connecting England, France, Denmark and Germany as recently as 8,000 BC. The landmass was submerged by one of the largest landslides and tsunamis known.