The chlorine “smell” in pools is due to the chemical’s reaction with impurities…like poop….
Until 1936, Liechtenstein and Haiti were unknowingly using the same flag, and they didn’t find out until they competed against each other in the Olympics.
Every treasurer of the United States since 1949 has been a woman.
In Holland’s embassy in Moscow, two Siamese cats kept meowing and clawing at the walls of the building. Their owners finally investigated, thinking they would find mice. Instead, they discovered microphones hidden by Russian spies.
In 1989, the forward cargo door of a 747 flying from Honolulu to Auckland blew off, causing decompression of the cabin and ejecting 9 passengers from the plane to their deaths over 22,000ft below. 2 flight attendants narrowly avoided being sucked out of the plane.
There was a German serial killer who lived in a cave and killed 964 people.
There’s a man who ran nonstop for 135 miles in 120F degrees across death valley, a marathon in the South Pole in -40F and did 50 marathons in 50 days in all 50 states.
Harry Potter books were translated from British to American English.
After the collapse of the South Sea company in 1720, which bankrupted many and severely affected the economy of England, a proposal was made in parliament to place bankers in sacks filled with snakes and throw them into the River Thames.
Keanu Reeves deferred his salary for The Devil’s Advocate to ensure the budget could afford Al Pacino for his role in the movie. He did it again for The Replacements to get Gene Hackman.
Men are more likely to be victims of dating violence than women. And women are more likely than men to “stalk, attack, and abuse” their partners.
There is a waterfall in Minnesota called the Devil’s Kettle that empties half its contents into a sinkhole. The outlet has yet to be found.
A married couple in the UK realized they were twins separated at birth.