There’s a bar in Ireland that was opened in 900AD.
The people of Ancient Rome had a toilet god.
In the making of the movie “Monsters’ Inc.”, Sully had 2,320,413 individually animated hairs. It took 11 to 12 hours to render a single frame featuring him.
Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, felt his literature professor at Harvard was giving him unfair grades. To prove it, he turned in a paper by George Orwell and received a B-.
15% of snails survive digestion by birds and are found alive in their droppings, potentially leading to the spread of snail populations.
A 14-year-old boy faked being a Chicago Police Officer for an entire shift.
There’s a proposal to build an underground park within an old station in New York, lit by daylight transported by fiber optic cables to allow trees and grass to grow.
The US economy has doubled in size since 1983, but the bottom 90% of earners have seen no growth in their income.
Amsterdam pays alcoholics in beer to clean streets. For a day’s work, the men receive 10 euros (around $13), a half-packet of rolling tobacco and, most importantly, five cans of beer: two to start the day, two at lunch and one for after work.
In an incident that Picasso recalled fondly, two of his mistresses once encountered each other at the artist’s studio. They demanded that he choose between them, but the artist refused, stating that they should fight it out, which led to their wrestling on the floor.
A 51 year old man spent 30 years completely alone in the Alaskan wilderness. Richard Proenneke built a cabin entirely by himself featuring a fireplace, cache, and working door locks.
License plates in the Canadian Northwest Territories are shaped like polar bears.