The Stasi (East German Secret Police) used a psychological technique called Zersetzung, which involved things like breaking into a targets house and rearranging things, calling in the middle of the night, and sending dildos.
The voice actor of Boo in Monsters, Inc. was so young, it was difficult to get her to stand in the recording studio. The solution: they followed her around with a microphone.
In the early 1900s French gangsters used a weapon called an Apache Revolver that functioned as a revolver, a knife, and brass knuckles.
In 1922, people rioted over whether it was okay or not to wear a straw hat past the “socially acceptable” date of September 15, in New York. The riot lasted 8 days and led to multiple arrests. Gangs of teenagers prowled the streets wielding large sticks, sometimes with a nail driven through the top, looking for pedestrians wearing straw hats and beating those who resisted.
When doctors go on strike, the death rate stays level or drops.
Most mermaid “sightings” were most likely manatees, dugongs, or Steller’s sea cows. In fact, Christopher Columbus spotted 3 manatees near the Dominican Republic and would later write that mermaids are “not half as beautiful as they are painted.”
Animal Planet aired a fake documentary about the existence of mermaids that convinced thousand of viewers. Twice.