An Australian man, wearing a nylon jacket and wool shirt, built up so much static electricity in his clothes as he walked that he burned carpets, melted plastic and sparked a mass evacuation.
Igor Netto, a footballer from the Soviet Union, was a person of exceptional honesty. The most famous episode proving that had place during 1962 World Cup match against Uruguay team. The score was 1:1, Igor Chislenko hit the goal, but the ball got into the goal from the outside, through the hole in the goal net. Netto (he was the team captain) informed the referee, and convinced him that there was no goal. Netto’s team won that match anyway.
In Ireland it was said that the cure for a hangover is to bury the ailing person up to the neck in moist river sand.
The Welsh language is spoken in the Chubut Province, Argentina.
Between 1932 and 1972 the US government tricked black citizens into believing they were receiving free healthcare so they could study the natural progression of untreated syphilis.
Huggies has created a device that sends an alert to your iPhone when your baby pees. The plastic device, invented by Huggies Brazil was named the TweetPee. This device sits in your baby’s diaper and can detect changes in humidity. The device is connected to an iPhone app that sends you an alert when the humidity in your baby’s diaper indicates that he/she has peed. The app can also track your Huggies stock and allows you to buy new diapers online.
During a meeting with the UN, North Koreans came with AK-47s under their jackets. Instead of confronting them American officers turned up the heat in the room to make them sweat under their heavy clothes.
Some Matrix fans believe that Neo’s special powers worked in the “real world” because the real world was another simulation, suggesting an Inception-esque “Matrix within a Matrix” system.
The creator of Budweiser had a few drops of the beer placed on the tongues of every one of his newborn sons just hours after birth. They tasted Budweiser before their own mother’s milk.
A small number of humans may be born with Heterochromia iridum, or dual eye coloration. One eye may be blue, and the other brown or hazel. Causes of eye color discrepancies may stem from genetic mutations, combinations of distinct cells. Although most people with this “condition” are born with it, rare cases of medication induced Heterochromia have been reported.
A customer closed his account in a bank with more than a million dollars in it after they refused to validate his 50c parking ticket.
Even with income, education, and other correlates controlled, intelligent people drink more alcohol.
In 2011 a Minnesota man was arrested and charged for converting a vibrator into an explosive device with the intention of giving it to his ex-girlfriend for Christmas.
Jeanne Calment met van Gogh at the age of ten, started fencing at the age of 85, was bicycling at the age of 100 and died 122 years old. She also smoked for 96 years and is quoted saying: “I’ve never had but one wrinkle, and I’m sitting on it.”