Three men from Yemen, sued NASA for trespassing on Mars. They claim that they inherited the planet from their ancestors 3,000 years ago.
While journeying through Montana, Teddy Roosevelt knocked out a guy with two loaded guns in a barfight who had called Teddy “four eyes”.
The cigarette diet was a 1920s fad diet that some in the medical community espoused as a way to lose weight.
In the 1920s flappers would intentionally ingest tape worm eggs as a way to diet as the slender figure was all the rage.
The state of Mississippi ranked 2nd in charitable giving in 2012, despite having the lowest per capita personal income in all of the US.
Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation, once said; “Whoever drinks beer, he is quick to sleep; whoever sleeps long, does not sin; whoever does not sin, enters Heaven! Thus, let us drink beer!”
Mars’ smallest moon, Deimos, has an escape velocity of 5.2M/S, meaning that if you were take a running jump while on it, you will launch off like a slow rocket.
In 1920 a horse-drawn wagon filled with explosives was blown up on Wall Street in NYC, killing 38 people and injuring hundreds. The perpetrators were never caught.
The Germans have a word for a device that does everything: “Eierlegende Wollmilchsau” – It literally means “Egg laying wool milk pig”. Its usually used in a “too good to be true” context.
Christopher Columbus punished a man found guilty of stealing corn by having his ears and nose cut off and then selling him into slavery.
There is a species of jellyfish that is biologically immortal.
For $100,000 you can have your dog cloned by a company called My Friend Again.
The U.S. has 115,000 janitors, 83,000 bartenders, 323,000 restaurant servers, and 80,000 heavy-duty truck drivers with bachelor’s degrees.
Steve Jobs is buried in an unmarked grave.