Aladdin’s face was based on Tom Cruise.
A gay bar in Australia was granted an exemption to anti-discrimination laws in 2011, allowing it to ban women because they made the men uncomfortable. The Human Rights Commissioner supported the exemption.
Adolf Hitler was injected with a daily dose of methamphetamine by his doctors from 1942-1945.
Some lizards, in which the tail is a major storage organ for accumulating reserves, will return to a dropped tail after the threat has passed, and will eat it to recover part of the sacrificed supplies.
During the middle ages there was a legal category called “enbrotherment” that allowed two men to share living quarters, pool their resources, and effectively live as a married couple. The couple shared “one bread, one wine, one purse.” Ye olde bromance.
George Orwell loved a cup of tea so much that in 1946 he published a guide to making it called “A Nice Cup Of Tea”.
In the London riots of 2011, the looting and vandalism which took place throughout the city was almost totally avoided by bookshops. One man said his store would probably stay open during the unrest, stating: “If they steal some books, they might actually learn something.“
The longest sniper kill was from 2.475m (2.707 yards).(CoH) Craig Harrison from the United Kingdom was behind the guy.
Ancient Babylonians did math in base 60 and not base 10, giving us 60 seconds in a minute, 360 degrees in a circle, etc.
Hubert Blaine Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorff…‡ Sr. (Wolfe+585, Senior) is the short name of a Philadelphian typesetter, who has the longest personal name ever used. “585″ represents the number of additional letters in his full surname (total 590).
His full 746-letter name is Adolph Blaine Charles David Earl Frederick Gerald Hubert Irvin John Kenneth Lloyd Martin Nero Oliver Paul Quincy Randolph Sherman Thomas Uncas Victor William Xerxes Yancy Zeus Wolfeschlegelsteinhausenbergerdorffvo…‡ Senior.
A dentist named Edgar Parker legally changed his first name to “Painless”, when he was accused of breaking a false advertisement law by claiming that his dentistry was truly painless.
Over 50 WWE wrestlers that competed in 1990s are now dead.
During a major Civil War battle, both armies briefly stopped fighting to watch a fist fight between two opposing soldiers who had both taken cover in the same place.
After French soldier Jean Bernadotte showed kindness to a few Swedish soldiers, he became so popular in Sweden that the Swedes decided to make him their king when a vacancy came up, despite him never having set foot in Sweden before. The House of Bernadotte rules Sweden to this day.