In 1890, 60 common starlings were released in Central Park in an attempt to introduce every bird mentioned in the works of Shakespeare to America. They became a pest, and there are currently 150 million of them.
The 2010 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry Richard F. Heck died October 10 2015 after being refused treatment at a Manila private hospital because he had no money. Richard Heck won the Nobel Prize in 2010 for the Palladium-catalyzed coupling reaction named the Heck reaction. The Heck reaction is used to produce Naproxen. a painkiller used since the seventies. Big Pharma made a lot of money with it. Visibly not the Doctor Heck.
The longest echo ever recorded in a man-made structure was set in an underground fuel depot constructed in Scotland before World War Two when a blank was fired from a pistol it lasted 112 Seconds.
Scientists found that whether blind-folded or not, people who were asked to walk in a straight line without a point of reference to follow will walk in a circle. They can’t seem to figure out why.
The US congress has a lower approval rating than cockroaches & colonoscopies, and is even less popular than it was during the American Revolution.
In 2012, a man sacrificed his kidney in order to save his younger sister but his efforts ended in vain when a nurse mistakenly disposed the donated organ. Despite the success of the kidney transplant 3 months later, the family sued the hospital for their negligence.
3 men whom broke into a luxury store in Germany and ran off with $6.8M worth of jewelry. They left behind a piece of evidence, sweat. DNA analysis led to not one but two suspects- identical twins. They couldn’t determine from which one. They went free.