Google hired a camel to map a desert for Google Street View.
The Plantaris is a small muscle in your calf that is believed to be used by our ancestors to grip with their feet. It is so weak that it is considered functionally obsolete and arguments have been made that humans are evolving it out. It is absent in 7-10% of the population worldwide.
In 2000, Blockbuster Video turned down a chance to purchase a one-year-old company called Netflix for $50 million.
The name ‘Idaho’ isn’t actually based off of anything, it was basically just made up by a man named George M. Willing.
Since 2001 astronomers have detected 11 high frequency radio signals, which share an underlying mathematical pattern that defies explanation as naturally occuring phenomena.
Leonardo Da Vinci used to buy caged animals at the market just to set them free.
The Aroma of Tacoma is a putrid odor associated with Tacoma, Washington. The smell has been described as similar to the odor of rotten eggs. A variety of causes have been attributed to the Aroma of Tacoma, including sediment in Commencement Bay, sulfur released from the Simpson Tacoma Kraft pulp and paper mill, arsenic from a closed copper smelter, traffic congestion, or a combination of all of these factors.
Ultrasonic waves have been used to weld plastics together since the 1960s. It works by compressing two thermoplastic materials together on top of an anvil. Ultrasonic waves are then fed through a horn that vibrates their molecules, causing friction that causes heat.
In the poorest areas of Africa, people wave oiled-up pans in the air, so that Midge Flies stick to it. After catching enough bugs, they are scraped off and cooked into a meatball. Catching the flies with the pan is very entertaining for the kids in the village.