In 2012 a 6-year-old girl threw a temper tantrum so extreme she was handcuffed and taken to jail from her kindergarten class.
One man was caught twice on To Catch a Predator. The second time was less than a week after his court date for the first one. It was so soon that Chris Hansen recognized him.
In WWI Canadian soldiers used urine-soaked cloths as primitive respirators against chemical attacks. The ammonia in urine would react with the chlorine, neutralizing it, and that the water would dissolve the chlorine, allowing the soldiers to breathe through the gas.
A 14 year old attempted to commit suicide by impersonating a woman online, seducing his friend and convincing that friend to murder him. He believed that by doing so he would be recruited into the British secret service and would be rewarded with sex with the spy, a middle-aged woman, the court heard.
Bayer sold a medicine tainted with HIV. Once it was discovered in the US, they continued to sell it overseas for over a year in order to clear stock.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet helped pay the nursing home fees for the last Titanic survivor so she wouldn’t have to sell anymore Titanic mementos to raise cash.
A Hungarian man murdered 24 women and attempted to pickle their bodies in beer before enlisting to fight in World War 1. When his crimes were discovered, he evaded capture and was never heard from again.
Zimbabwe’s bank balance was $217 at the start of 2013.
In 1929 the US supreme court voted 8 -1 in favor a Eugenics program requiring forced sterilization of citizens deemed not smart enough to reproduce.
1 American consumes the same amount of resources as 32 Kenyans per year.
Philip K. Dick, the author of the science fiction novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, published in 1968, said “There will come a time when it isn’t ‘They’re spying on me through my phone’ anymore. Eventually, it will be ‘My phone is spying on me’.” His novel was adapted into the 1982 film “Blade Runner”.
When the KGB tried to blackmail Indonesian President Achmed Sukarno with videotapes of the president having sex with Russian women disguised as flight attendants, Sukarno wasn’t upset. He was pleased. He even asked for more copies of the video to show back in his country.
Chocolate milk was invented by Jamaicans, then popularized in Europe by an Irish botanist who sold it as medicine