Since 2007, an unfinished skyscraper in Caracas, Venezuela, has been re-appropriated by squatters into a vast ‘vertical slum’ which now includes grocery stores, hairdressers, and an unlicensed dentist.
There are are catfish in France that have learned to lunge out of the water and hunt pigeons with a 28% success rate.
A Japanese Consul in WWII saved 6,000 Jews from Hitler by writing them all Visas to Japan even after the government told him not to.
Almost 15% of Rio de Janeiro’s population is gay.
In the small Asian nation of Tajikistan, the unibrow is considered a highly attractive feature in women. If you are unfortunately born without a unibrow, you can paint it on daily to become more attractive.
The longest prison term ever sentenced was 2,200 years. He appealed, was re-convicted, re-sentenced, and given an additional 9,000 years.
The film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” was shown in Swedish theaters for 11 years straight.
In the Russian version of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionare’, the audience intentionally gave out wrong answers to make the player lose.
The first contestant to win the American “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” used the phone a friend lifeline on his last question just to tell his dad he won.
There is a coffee shop in South Carolina where every customer only pays for the next customer’s drink.
Danone yoghurt is marketed as Dannon in the US because it sounds more American.
Charles Lindbergh landed his Spirit of St. Lous, the first non-stop cross Atlantic flight, with enough fuel left over to travel another 500 miles, had he chosen to.
The only country where cannabis is completely legal and du jure is North Korea.
Globally known for his flight across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Charles Lindbergh also invented the first artificial heart pump. It is considered instrumental to the future creation of heart/lung machines and the knowledge was used to create several modern heart surgeries.