Males may have evolved facial features specifically designed to take a punch. Researchers found that facial bones commonly broken during a fight grew more resilient as time progressed and were the same bones that showed the most divergence between males and females.
There was a fad in the 50s called telephone booth stuffing where young people would try to stuff themselves in phone booths.
The Macaronis were young English men who adopted feminine mannerisms and highly extravagant attire. They were members of the Macaroni Club, and wore a feather in their hats. They also wore two fob watches: “one to tell what time it was and the other to tell what time it was not”.
In 1962, a spouse was accidentally left behind at rest stop. “An American tourist explained to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who found him wandering along a highway near here clad in his undershorts. His story: His wife was driving the family car, while he relaxed in a trailer. She stopped to let some bears cross the road and the husband stepped out to see what the trouble was. His wife drove on.”
During the Civil War wounded soldiers reported mysterious glowing from their wounds that seemed to encourage healing. This turns out to be a rare bio-luminescent bacteria in the dirt of the battlefield.
There is a factory in Japan which can run unsupervised for 30 days at a time. Robots build other robots at the rate of 50 per 24-hour shift. Such factories are called “lights out” factories because no human presence is needed. FANUC, the Japanese robotics company, has been operating this autonomous factory since 2001.
Motorola’s has developed an “edible password pill” which once digested, is activated by the acid in your stomach emitting an 18 bit signal which is strong enough to communicate and unlock all your devices and is also FDA approved.
The oldest person ever was a French woman who died in 1997 at 122 years old. One of her early memories includes selling colored pencils to Vincent Van Gogh.
Although Donald Trump has described himself as an “ardent philanthropist,” he has only donated $3.7 million to his own foundation. In comparison, a wrestling company has given Trump’s foundation $5 million. He ranks among the least charitable billionaires in the world.
After Columbus’s first voyage, he described the natives as “so naive and so free with their possessions…When you ask for something…they never say no. To the contrary, they offer to share with anyone…” He promised from his next voyage “as much gold…and as many slaves” as the crown asks.