A woman was dubbed the ‘luckiest in the world’ for winning multi-million lotteries four times, but was later found to be a university professor and statistics PhD who cracked the system but has still not shared her secret.
During a 1990 flight the pilot was sucked halfway out the windshield, and was only pulled back in the plane when they landed 20 minutes later.
In 2006 NASA admitted that they no longer had the original video tapes of the moon landing because they recorded over them.
Continuum, a magazine focused on AIDS denialism, was shut down when all of it’s editors died from AIDS.
A woman cannot legally be convicted of rape in the UK.
On July 27, 2007, 2 News Helicopters collided while live on the air and covering a police chase. Despite the best efforts of the stations, one of the audio feeds from a helicopter continued to broadcast the screams of a crew as they plummeted to their deaths.
Placebo has an evil twin, the nocebo effect. For example, men taking a commonly prescribed prostate drug who were informed that the medication may cause sexual dysfunction were twice as likely to become impotent.
There was an American musician in the 1970s who sold very few records in the US, so he quit music and became a demolition worker; in 1998, he found out that his records had gone platinum in South Africa.
In the 60s female track athletes were required to be examined naked to verify their sex.
Women can orgasm from exercising their core.
Athletes can compete as independent Olympians (not under a country’s flag) at the Olympic Games.
There is a bar in Berlin called ‘the beer stock exchange’. The beer prices fall and rise due to supply and demand.
Starship Troopers is the only science fiction novel recommended by three of the five branches of the US military.