The body fat of a 440 lbs woman caught fire during cremation and almost destroyed the entire facility. Because of this, new crematories are being built to hold individuals weighing up to 1,000 lbs.
Physicists have discovered an exotic new type of particle that they call a quantum droplet. In the experiments using an ultra-fast laser emitting about 100 million pulses per second, the quantum droplet appeared for only about 2.5 billionths of a second.
In 2012 a dad in Canada was arrested and strip searched after his 4 year old daughter drew a picture of a gun in school. She said he used it to shoot “bad guys and monsters.” He didn’t own a gun.
Veteran Don Karkos lost his eyesight due to shrapnel from a grenade in WWII. 64 years later he was kicked in the head by a horse in the exact spot the shrapnel had been. Which cause him to regain his eyesight.
After the conclusion of the hit TV Show Breaking Bad, US Police noticed a distinct increase in the popularity of crystal meth, and manufacturers would actually dye their meth blue using dangerous chemicals just to resemble the meth seen in the show.
A 125-lb woman won the Wing Bowl XXII eating contest (record 363 chicken wings). The next day, she won the Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival (5 lbs of bacon in 3 min) AFTER winning the IHOP Pancake Bowl (59 pancakes). The next day, she conquered the Adam Emenecker Challenge by eating 5 lbs of barbecue.
There is a network of catacombs under Odessa, Ukraine – largely unmapped 1,500-mile-long tangle of corridors and rooms. If it were laid out in a straight line, the labyrinth would stretch five times longer than the world’s second largest catacombs, underneath Paris. In 2005, a girl got lost in the catacombs below Odessa after a drunken New Year’s Eve party her and her friends had in there. They found her two years later.
In ancient China, during the Imperial Exams people were isolated in small rooms for 3 days with only a jug of water, a chamber pot, and writing supplies. To prevent favoritism official typists would copy all the exams so the examiners wouldn’t recognize the handwriting of the exam takers. People would spend years preparing for those exams. Many of them spent their entire family and village fortunes preparing, and pressure to succeed was such that many who failed would go mad or kill themselves.