A decade before the SR-71 first flew, the Military had a Mach 4.3 capable Ramjet created to test its own air defenses. It was so effective, it was cancelled to avoid embarrassing the military’s own air defenses any further. The man who designed it went on to create the SR-71 spyplane.
A tax auditor in Finland died at his desk, and despite there being 100 staff on the same floor in the department no-one realized he was dead for 2 days.
Ottoman Sultan Murad IV banned coffee, tobacco & alcohol, making consumption a capital offense. He would patrol the streets himself, personally killing offenders. Murad was a habitual drinker himself and died of cirrhosis.
Because of the isolated location and frigid climate, Antarctica, Greenland, Iceland, some of Polynesia and the Hawaiian Islands are believed to have no native ant species.
There’s a set of biracial twins in the UK who are turning heads because one is black and the other is white.
George Lazenby wasn’t an actual actor. He got himself a suit, a Rolex and a new haircut, then met with the producer and made up movies he had been in. He later landed the role of James Bond.
A one of a kind sulfur based ecosystem exists in a Romanian cave completely sealed off from the rest of the world.