The “women are wonderful” effect is a phenomenon found in psychological research in which people associate more positive attributes with women as compared to men. This effect reflects an emotional bias toward women as a general case. Women’s in-group biases are 4 times stronger than men’s.
NASA scientists have described Lake Untersee in Queen Maud Land, Antarctica, as one of the most unusual lakes on Earth with a pH like that of strong Clorox.
When Queen wanted to release “Bohemian Rhapsody”, various executives told them that a song with a length of 5 minutes and 55 seconds was too long and would never be a hit. They even played it to other musicians who claimed that the song had “no hope” of being played on the radio.
A Japanese interpreter once translated a joke that Jimmy Carter delivered during a lecture as: “President Carter told a funny story. Everyone must laugh.”
A sailor who wishes to grow a beard in the Royal Navy has to submit a ‘permission to stop shaving’ form. He is then allowed two weeks to ‘grow a full set’ before he presents himself to the Master at Arms who will decide if his beard looks stupid or is respectably full enough to be permitted.
The Earth’s oceans absorb 25% of the carbon dioxide (CO2) that is released into the atmosphere every year. However, because of the increasing amounts of CO2 into the world’s atmosphere, the world’s oceans are slowly turning acidic.
US Army Master Sergeant Ernest R. Kouma was awarded the Medal of Honor in the Korean War for singlehandedly killing approximately 250 North Korean troops.
Those who believe in toilet gods hold that they can be appeased by praying, eating or offering rice, clearing one’s throat, or biting the toilet.
Bob Marley gave credit for “No Woman, No Cry” to Vincent Ford, a friend who ran a soup kitchen, to ensure the royalty checks would keep it open.