During WW2 a Russian pilot was shot down over Nazi German, dragged himself 18 days to Soviet territory and had to have his legs amputated. Afterward, he mastered his prosthetic and returned to flying combat missions.
Henry Paget, Cavalry commander at the Battle of Waterloo had his leg blown off by a cannon ball. When it happened he shouted to the Duke of Wellington “By God, sir, I’ve lost my leg!” — to which Wellington replied, “By God, sir, so you have!“
Women find 80% of men below-average looking – according to research based on OkCupid’s 7 million users.
The Nigerian money scams we receive via email date as far back as the 1830s when they were attempted via post.
The cost of a tourist visa for China is $130 for Americans and $30 for the rest of the world.
Thousands of North Koreans faced six months in labor camp for not being upset enough about death of Kim Jong-il.
In today’s Saudi Arabia, amputation for criminal punishment is not performed by a medical professional but rather by the designated professional executioner who also earns his living beheading people.
The longest coma ever recorded is 37 years and 111 days.
A high school in Tucson, Arizona had a Mexican American/ethnic studies program that graduated 93% of its students (vs. the 48% of Latinos graduating statewide) before it was banned for being un-American in 2010.
Elephants are terrified of Bees and actually have a special, distinct vocalization for “Run away the Bees are angry“.
In 1947 James Hanes of the Hanes brand, helped to sterilize over 7,600 people in North Carolina because they were deemed “unworthy of having children”.
There was an early 70′s #1 Italian song written entirely in English gibberish to mimic what English sounds like to a non-English speaker.
Magnum condoms are designed for most men to fit into so that most purchases include an ego boost.
Bolivia’s largest prison has a society within itself and no guards inside the walls. Inmates elect their own leaders, make their own laws, get jobs to pay for their cell’s rent, and can even live with their families.