Freddie Mercury once dressed Princess Diana up as a man and took her out clubbing. Nobody recognized her.
A Californian couple sailed to one of the most remote islands in the world, expecting to find themselves alone for a year. Instead, a fugitive stole their boat and murdered them.
Designers wanted their models to look like they were on heroin in the mid-90’s. The look, characterised by pale skin, dark circles underneath the eyes and angular bone structure, was a reaction against the “healthy” and vibrant look of models such as Cindy Crawford and Claudia Schiffer.
There’s an island in the pacific where many of the residents are completely color blind, only able to perceive black and white colors. However, they often take a psychedelic drug which allow them to perceive colored hallucinations.
Bruce Lee left Hong Kong for Seattle in 1958 with nothing but $100 in his pocket. He gave cha-cha lessons to first-class passengers to earn extra money during the ship ride to US.
Vincent van Gogh painted “Starry Night” while he was in an insane asylum.
When Steve Jobs refused to give early Apple employees stock, Steve Wozniak offered them $10 million worth of his
When New York City Hall was renovated in 1903, a secret stairwell was discovered, said to be used by aldermen to escape the building when angry constituents were waiting for them outside.
Doctors induced labor to make sure the Kim Jong Un’s child was born in 2012, which marked the 100th anniversary of North Korean founder Kim Il-sung.
What you’re seeing is the defense mechanism of a tiny crustacean called an ostracod, a shrimp-like organism about 1mm in size that some fish accidentally eat while hunting for plankton. When eaten by a translucent cardinalfish, the ostracod immediately releases a bioluminescent chemical in an attempt to illuminate the fish from the inside, making it immediately identifiable to predators. Not wanting to be eaten, the cardinalfish immediately spits out the ostracod, resulting in little underwater fish fireworks.
During the 2008 world hops shortage, the Samuel Adams brewery shared 20,000 pounds of their excess hops with 108 different craft breweries, at cost, to help prevent them from going out of business.
In 1996, when a man was arrested for wearing a Medal of Honor he did not earn a judge forced him to write an apology letter to all living Medal of Honor recipients as punishment.
A study by an American University found that the Toyota Camry (78.5%) and the Honda Accord (76%) both contain more domestic content than the ‘American’ Chevrolet Camaro (68%).
Bob Marley’s “No Woman No Cry” is actually titled “No Woman Nuh Cry”. Which translates to “No Woman Don’t Cry”. It’s a comfort song for a woman, not a comfort song for men with no woman.
In 2012, the White House responded to a petition to have a Death Star built by stating that “the Administration does not support blowing up planets” and that it would not fund a weapon “with a fundamental flaw that can be exploited by a one-man starship”.