Goodwill is a multibillion-dollar company, but pays some of it’s disabled workers as little as 22 cents an hour due to a legal loophole.
Billionaire J. Paul Getty refused to pay $17m ransom for his kidnapped Grandson. When the teenager’s severed ear arrived, he agreed $3m but only paid $2.2m… the maximum that would be tax deductible. He lent the other $800k to his son on the condition that he pay it back with 4% interest.
James Jameson, heir to Jameson whiskey, explored Africa in 1888, where he bought an 11-year-old girl and gave her to Congolese cannibals to sketch how they ate her.
Johnny Depp is an honorary member of the Comanche Nation. His native name means ‘Shape Shifter’.
There was a comic series about fixing the collateral damage caused by superheroes.
A World of Warcraft player had 36 accounts on 11 computers simultaneously and raided by himself.
In 1988 a Finnish artist made a video in which he killed a cat with an axe and then masturbated over the carcass. This award-winning artisan is now a professor of arts in Helsinki.
In 1955, someone dropped a 600 year old plaster Buddha statue… to discover the plaster was actually covering a solid gold statue.
The Pentagon has twice the number of bathrooms deemed necessary for a building its size. This is because Virginia still enforced segregation laws when the Pentagon was constructed in the 1940s.
In the Spanish Civil War, pilots attached live turkeys to supply drops so it would slow the fall when they flapped their wings.
MySpace was purchased by News Corp for $580 million in 2005 and sold by News Corp for $35 million in 2011.
The creator of Peter Pan gave the rights to a children’s hospital so they would always collect the royalties and fund the hospital.
In an experiment conducted to demonstrate racism and sexism in American society, a bike was chained to a bike rack in a crowded public park during the summertime. On three separate days, three different actors showed up with a hammer, broke the lock and pretended to steal the bike in broad daylight. The first actor, a White man, was able to get away with no problems. The second actor, a Black man, had several people yell at him, block his path, and call the police on him. The third actor, a White woman, also got away with no problems, and even had a male passerby offer to help her steal the bike in order to impress her.
Various contemporary carvings and writings suggest that the people who inhabited the Middle East during biblical times were in fact what we today would call Black Africans. Furthermore, contemporary descriptions of Jesus Christ, both from the Bible and otherwise, describe him as a short, hunchbacked Black man with a unibrow and a patchy beard.
Some people have abnormalities of the inner ear that enhance their sensitivity to this component so much that the sound of their own breathing becomes overwhelming, and they may even hear their eyeballs moving in their sockets.