Part of Holland can be flooded to keep an invading army out, transforming Holland into an island.
4 Irish women barricaded themselves in their home in 2000 and starved themselves for weeks until death. In a letter found at the scene:”Our stomachs are devouring themselves . . . Please, please listen, none of us fore saw it could be this cruel and slow.”
Tania Head, a well known 9/11 survivor, faked being in the South Tower during the attacks and served as President of The WTC Survivors Network before people found out she was lying. She was not even in the United States during the attacks.
Keith Richards heard the riff to “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” in a dream. He woke up, played the riff on a tape recorder and mumbled “I can’t get no satisfaction” and went back to sleep.
During World War II, prisoners of war in Canada were treated so nicely that they didn’t want to leave Canada when released.
In 1964 two students attempted to kidnap the British Prime Minister. The plot was foiled when he offered them beer. They accepted and abandoned their plot. This breach of security was only revealed in 2009.
There exists a disorienting neurological condition called “Alice in Wonderland Syndrome”, whereby sufferers experience visual hallucinations of seeing things and people as smaller or larger than they actually are (“Lilliputian”).
In 1997 British scientist wanted to create headless humans for organ transplants.
In 1969, in response to one of the largest ever anti-war demonstrations, Richard Nixon wanted Army helicopters to hover over protesters and blow out their candlelit vigil.
In 1949, India sent the Tokyo Zoo two elephants to cheer the spirits of the defeated Japanese empire.
Child beauty pageants are illegal in France, and punishable with up to 2 years in prison.
The world’s first licensed armless pilot is also the first armless black-belt.