Tupac Shakur was a member of the Young Communist League USA, and that the Maryland chapter – based in Baltimore, where he spent his high school years – is named after him.
Queen Elizabeth II employs somebody to wear her shoes before her to ensure they are comfortable.
When elected President of the United States, George Washington was the owner and operator the largest whiskey distillery in the country.
By the time Kim Peek passed away in 2009, he had perfectly memorized 12,000 books. One reason he was able to put away so many books is that he could read them two pages at once, one page with each eye. It is claimed Peek had an eidetic memory, or photographic memory, reportedly being able to recall 98 percent of everything he ever experienced in perfect detail.
In Germany it is not illegal to try to escape from prison because it’s basic human instinct to be free.
Some people theorized that the problems that initially plagued the Hadron collider were the result of time travelers sabotaging the operation in order to prevent some unknown future problem.
There is an ATM in the Vatican that gives instructions in Latin, and is believed to be the only one in the world to do so.
In the early 1900s, a Kansas doctor performed over 16,000 procedures replacing impotent men’s testicles with goat testicles, believing it would not only restore their sexual virility, but also cure 27 other ailments, ranging from dementia to emphysema to flatulence.
The deep and ominous hum that rises through the subway grate at 45th/Broadway in Times Square, which many would assume is owed to a generator or some other NYC Transit equipment, is in fact an art installation by sound artist Max Neuhaus. It has been in operation, on and off, since 1977.
There was a ‘golden tree‘ in British Columbia, that was illegally cut down. The man who did it disappeared before he made it to trial.
In 2005, Denver took people’s dogs and euthanized them if them they resembled a pit bull.
There is a female gang in India draped in pink saris that punish perpetrators of domestic violence and other crimes against women.
Due to the advanced metallurgy of the ancient Chinese, some of the weapons held by the Terracotta Army (after 2,200 years underground) were still sharp, rust-free, and shiny once a thin oxide layer was removed.