In the 50s & 60s the American government forcibly removed Native American children from their parents and put them up for adoption or into institutions, in order to have them assimilate into “white culture”.
Male water striders blackmail females into having sex by threatening to call predators.
“Gorilla” comes from a Greek word meaning “a tribe of hairy women.”
Americans waste as much as 40% of their food.
Over 35% of Russians would vote for Stalin if he were still alive.
Astronaut Frank Borman suffered diarrhea on-board Apollo 8 resulting in fecal matter floating around the spacecraft cabin.
Native Americans have been holding a National Day of Mourning on Thanksgiving since 1970.
In many Nordic cities, parents leave their children unattended in buggies in town, for long periods of time, while they have coffee or go shopping.
A man on trial brought a bag of poop into the courtroom, smeared feces on his lawyer and then threw the remainder of the poop at the jury.
Britons have to pay $230 for a “television license” every year as a tax to support the BBC.
On 9/11 Canada landed 33k US bound passengers and 239 aircraft in what is known as Operation Yellow Ribbon. Locals then housed and fed the strangers for days afterward.
Diabetics’ urine can be made into whiskey because of the urine’s high sugar content.
Cheerleaders are encouraged to wear shorter skirts for safety reasons as too much fabric can be dangerous while tumbling.
German pilots intentionally ruptured their eardrums during WW2 to prevent air pressure issues. The Bajau people of the Pacific rupture their eardrums to facilitate diving and hunting at sea.