In 1915 A millionaire named Cecil Chubb bought his wife Stonehenge. She didn’t like it, so in 1918 he gave it to the nation
Chinese government takes its officials and members of their families on prison tours on a regular basis to give officials an introduction to what awaits them if they should engage in corruption. The tours include meet-and-greets with former government officials who were caught for corruption.
A Woman in Oregon started a wildfire to give some work to her bored firefighter friends. Eventually, the fire, named as the Sunnyside Turnoff wildfire, spread to about 80 square miles — 51,000 acres — costing nearly $8 million to fight and took two months to bring under complete control.
Because of the Bambi effect, some people will not eat a whole fish.
There’s a man who shops at Trader Joe’s in Seattle and buys things in bulk and then transports them up to Vancouver to his own store called “Pirate Joe’s” because there are no Trader Joe’s in Canada. He’s gotten banned at some Trader Joe’s and sometimes has to put on disguises to shop.
The storm that caused the Dust Bowl of the 1930s carried twice as much dirt as was dug out of the earth to create the Panama Canal. The canal took seven years to dig; the storm lasted a single afternoon.