A 63-year-old man traveled from Windsor to Toronto to fulfill a lifelong dream of visiting a Legoland Discovery Centre, was turned away because he didn’t have a child with him. Legoland has a policy that requires adults to be accompanied by children.
After being rejected by 20 publishers, Frank Herbert’s 1965 sci-fi classic Dune was finally picked up by Chilton Books. The publisher was previously known only for those big car repair manuals sold in auto parts stores.
Steven Russell escaped from prison by using laxatives to fake the symptoms of AIDS. He then called the prison, posing as a doctor, asking for prisoners interested in an experimental treatment, and volunteered. Once out of Texas, he sent death certificates to the prison stating he had died.
A Baltimore woman locked a police officer in her basement when he tried searching her home without a warrant. She sued and won a settlement.
Doctors before the eleventh century would drink the urine of their patients to determine whether or not they had diabetes. A sugary taste indicated the person was diabetic.
Heinz was caught underfilling its ketchup bottles and was ordered to overfill its ketchup bottles for the next year.
Kansas is actually flatter than a pancake.
Kids Wish Foundation was named America’s Worst Charity. Only 3 cents of every dollar raised went to the actual cause.
One of the Vatican’s own astronomers, and the curator of of the Vatican’s meteorite collection, dismisses creationism as “…a kind of paganism”.
A fully loaded Kindle weighs 10^-18 grams more than an empty one.
The documents that “proved” Iraq sought nuclear weapons in 2002 are known forgeries, and the forger has never been caught.
Dogs sneeze to communicate to other dogs that they’re not being aggressive.
J.R.R. Tolkien opposed holding Catholic mass in English – to the extent that he loudly responded in Latin whenever priests spoke the liturgy in English.
Eritrea, not North Korea, scores as the country with the least media freedom in the world.