In Futurama, Bender’s apartment number is 00100100. This is a binary representation of the ASCII character “$”.
There are up to 24 dialects of American English.
When Alan Shepard was waiting for liftoff to become the first American in space, a reporter asked him what he was thinking about. He replied “The fact that every part of this ship was built by the low bidder.“
Stilton blue cheese is known to frequently cause odd, vivid dreams.
There is a drug, called DNP, which causes the human body to effectively burn body fat at an extremely fast rate. The downside? Most of the energy stored in the fat is released as heat when it is metabolized. Take too much DNP and you will literally cook yourself to death.
Willie Nelson smoked a joint on the rooftop of the White House as Secret Service looked on.
The Flinstones was originally sponsored by Winston cigarettes, and was intended for adults.
In 1961 a B52 broke apart over Goldsboro, NC while carrying two fully armed 3.8 megaton thermonuclear bombs. One fell to Earth, breaking apart. The other went through 5 of 6 steps needed for detonation including deploying its parachute and charging its detonation capacitors.
People in Denmark both pay the highest taxes in the world and are the happiest people in the world, according to several surveys, have 6% unemployment and a nominal GDP that’s 25% higher than that of the United States.
In 1964, a man photographing his daughter in a marsh captured what appears to be an astronaut standing behind her; he claims no one else was present in the shot other than the girl.
A German citizen was arrested by the CIA, taken in secret to Afghanistan, tortured, sodomized, and held captive for 5 months. His lawsuit against the U.S./CIA was dismissed to “preserve state secrets”.
Many rape-protection programs advice women to comply with a sexual predator’s demands in order to avoid further physical harm. However, a poll taken of over 2.8 million female sexual assault victims revealed that women who fought back in some way, whether by screaming, running, or physically defending themselves, increased their chances of avoiding sexual assault by up to 82%.
American rapper Lil Wayne openly kisses men in public. While rumors that Wayne is a closeted homosexual have become popular, the rapper himself claims the kisses are signs of respect: “[It's the] Black Mafia, if they don’t understand that, they ain’t gangster… If anybody thinks I’m gay, come test me.”
A woman survived a bear mauling by hiking back to her car and driving 4 miles for help, even though her face was partially ripped off and an eyeball was hanging out of its socket.