In the Star Fox game series, Fox McCloud and all other pilots had their legs amputated and replaced them with robotic prosthetics in order to prevent blood from draining out of the brain while experiencing G-force.
Women vastly underestimate their physical abilities. In a study conducted to determine how well people know their own strength, men were found to be 89.1% accurate in determining how much weight they could lift. By contrast, women were only 73% accurate.
In 2011, firefighters let a house burn down because the owners had not paid the $75 annual firefighting fee.
The French Foreign Legion allows you to enlist with a fake identity, allowing members to effectively start their lives over.
King Charles II used to wear a wig made of his favorite mistress’ pubic hair.
Unless one counts the occupation of Japan by Allied forces, the four main Japanese islands have never been successfully invaded in human history.
George Lucas paid the entire $33 million production fee for Star Wars V himself, taking out a loan from the bank. He made his money back in three months, and Star Wars V went on to gross over half a billion dollars, making it the most successful independent film of all time.
There is an island near Italy that was the site of wars, a dumping ground for plague victims and an insane asylum. It’s considered so dangerously haunted that the Italian government does not allow public access.
40% of Americans never moved away from the town they were born in.
Tupac Shakur shot two off duty police officers who were assaulting a young man. Charges against Shakur were dropped because the officers were intoxicated and in possession of stolen guns.
There is an island which is so densely populated by poisonous snakes the Brazilian Navy has quarantined it and a biologist once said that when on the island you are “never more than three feet from death.” Oh, and it’s called “Snake Island.”
In rural Georgia, there are still “Whites Only” school functions, where non-whites are turned away by the police. In 2013, Wilcox County High School will be having its first integrated prom.
A man and nine of his friends played a game of tag for 23 years. The game had no geographic limits, and only went live in the month of February, meaning that if you were tagged last, you were “It” for a year.