Nissan used the number 23 in racing because the number 2 translates to ni. And, the number 3 translates to san. 23 translates to ni-san.
A youth subculture from the late 1940s until the early 1960s in the Soviet Union used to dress like Americans in order to express their apolitical views, neutral or negative attitudes toward Soviet morality.
In 2010 a homeless man saved a woman from a knife attack in New York. He was stabbed trying to help, yet still chased the assailant before collapsing from his wounds. CCTV cameras captured over 20 people walk past him. Some stared, none helped. He later died on the sidewalk where he fell.
There are Target stores in Australia with the exact same logo, name, and branding that have no affiliation with the actual Minneapolis-based retailer all because Target didn’t trademark their name in Australia.
A lifeguard in South Florida was fired for saving someone who was drowning because the guy wasn’t technically in the lifeguard’s assigned area.
During the Black Death, incoming ships were forced to wait for 40 days to prevent possible infection. The Italian word for 40, “quaranta”, is where we get the word “quarantine”.
A previously brilliant-blue Yellowstone hot spring is turning green as a result of tourists throwing ‘good luck’ coins into it.
In Iran, boys can’t be held responsible for a crime under the age of 15. For girls, the age of criminal responsibility is 9.
Hallucinations can occur in any sensory modality—visual (sight), auditory (sound), olfactory (smell), gustatory (taste), tactile (touch), equilibrioceptive (balance), nociceptive (harm), thermoceptive (temperature), and chronoceptive (time).
There are only 2 countries in the world whose flags contain neither red, white, nor blue: Jamaica and Mauritania.