There is a pill that makes you poop gold…for $275.
When Prince changed his name to a symbol, his record label had to organize a mass mailing of floppy disks loaded with a custom font so the print media could write about him.
Norway has a minimum security island-prison where inmates are almost free to do as they wish. The criminals interred there are among Norway’s worst, but it has the lowest rate of re-offending in Europe, if not the world.
There is a golden temple in India that feeds thousands of people who show up randomly regardless of race, religion and class.
Twitter, Wikipedia, and AOL IM all crashed at 3:15pm the day Michael Jackson died.
A man “robbed a bank” by demanding $1 in order to receive health care in jail.
England invaded Iceland during WWII, despite Iceland being completely neutral. The only casualty was a suicide en route.
Every nation in the world except the Philippines and the Vatican City allows some form of divorce.
A black blob has covered a road in Venezuela, killing over 1800 people in five years… and nobody knows what it is.
The Yaghan word “mamihlapinatapai” is widely considered to be one of the most difficult words to translate. It is roughly defined as “a look shared by two people, each wishing that the other will offer something that they both desire but are unwilling to suggest or offer themselves.“
1 in 3 Americans personally own a gun.
Target’s customer tracking algorithms are so good, they figured out a teen girl was pregnant, and broke the news to her father by accident.
80% of African-American women are overweight or obese.
About 22% of the population has the ability to smell the effect that eating Asparagus has on urine odor.