Canadian soldier Leo Major made so much noise during a battle in WW2 that he made the German army think that the entire Canadian army was invading.
Until 1990, there was a McDonald’s store that operated outside the control of McDonalds corporation. It was franchised by the original McDonald brothers, and was completely independent.
The Swedish woman Karolina Olsson purportedly stayed in a constant state of sleep for 32 years.
According to folklore, people looking into the eyes of Eternal Silence sculpture will see a vision of their own death.
The ruins of a 2,300-year-old Mayan Temple in Belize were destroyed by contractors who wanted to use the bricks for gravel to build a road.
Beetle breeding is a $100 million industry in Japan. In 1999, a beetle specimen sold for 10,000,000 yen which was about $100,000 at the time. The industry used to be illegal which caused surges in beetle smuggling- in 2001, two Japanese men were arrested in Nepal trying to smuggle 542 beetles.
Pedialyte is a hangover “cure”; so much so that adult consumption is up 60% since 2012 and the company has started targeting adults on “party holidays”.
BB King played at a hall in 1949 in which 2 men fought and started a fire. He escaped but realized his guitar was inside. He ran into the hall and saved it. The 2 men were fighting over a girl, Lucille, so King vowed never to fight over a girl. King named all his guitars Lucille as a reminder.