Canadians eat more donuts per capita than any other country.
Tampons were originally designed for bullet wounds.
Japanese honeybees kill hornets by enclosing them in a ball of bees, and then shaking so fast and generating so much heat that they cook the hornet at 115°F.
There exists a sword, a jewel, and a mirror that are all over 1,000 years old and extremely sacred to Japan. They are so important that their locations are theorized but unconfirmed and their last sighting was in 1993 during Emperor Akihito’s enthronement but were also covered in packages.
In Ancient Rome, if people wished to commit suicide, they applied to the Senate and, if their petitions were approved, were given free hemlock.
A British tail gunner in WWII jumped out of a plane without a parachute rather than burn to death. He fell 18,000 feet and survived. He was captured and questioned by the Gestapo. They were so impressed, they issued him a certificate verifying the story.
Everyone in Iceland pays church tax, and the payment of those unaffiliated with a church goes to the University of Iceland.
Drukpa Kunley was a Buddhist Monk who promised women a path to Nirvana through the use of his penis, or “Flaming Thunderbolt” as he liked to call it. The women paid him in beer.
A tourist from the town of Dull, Scotland visited the town of Boring, OR and proposed that two villages become sister cities.
62% of bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills. Almost 4/5ths of these people HAD health insurance but went bankrupted anyway because of co-payments, deductibles and uncovered services. Others got so sick that they lost their job and then lost their insurance.
An Arizona woman was billed $83,046 for 2 doses of medicine to treat scorpion sting–which would have cost $200 in Mexico.
The Walton family has given away about 2% of its net worth to charity — Bill Gates is giving away 48% of his net worth and Warren Buffet 78% of his net worth.
A man was hit by a Metro train going 70mph and his flying body parts injured a woman. She sued his estate on the theory that “If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it“.