When Nazi physician Josef Mengele (a.k.a. “The Angel of Death”) would visit his child subjects, he would introduce himself as “Uncle Mengele” and offered them sugar and sweets.
In 1923, Germany’s hyperinflation was so high, the exchange rate went from 9 marks to 4.2M marks to $1 USD. One German worker, who used a wheelbarrow to cart off billions of marks that were his week’s wages, was robbed by thieves who stole the wheelbarrow but left the piles of cash on the curb.
The Romans believed eyelashes fell out from excessive sex, so women would use cosmetics to make their eyelashes look fuller and longer to demonstrate their chastity.
A New Jersey woman rolled a pair of dice 154 times continuously at a craps table without losing. Her 154-roll winning streak broke a world records. The probability of this occurring were roughly 1 in 5.6 billion.
In 2001, Neopets was the fourth most trafficked website on the internet, 8 spots in front of Google.
US teenagers aren’t into driving as much now and one theory is that social media may be taking the place of motorized transportation as virtual contact, through electronic means, reduces the need for actual contact.
Chinese tourists in North Korea has been criticized for throwing sweets at North Korean children ‘like they’re feeding ducks’.