A Hungarian chemist dissolved the Nobel Prizes of 2 German physicists to keep them from falling into Nazi hands. When the war was over, the prizes were recast and reissued to the physicists.
The vibrator was the 5th home appliance to become electrified, beating the vacuum and iron by some 10 years.
The youngest person to be executed in the United States in the 20th century was 14 years old. The trial lasted only two hours and there were no appeals.This was in 1944.
Octopus wrestling was a legitimate sport on the US west coast from the 1940s to 60s.
Fruits and vegetables contain less vitamins and minerals than 40/50 years ago.
An experiment was done to see how long can a person survive without eating (relying only on the body’s fat reserves). the 450lb man survived 1 year and 2 weeks without eating, only drinking water and taking vitamins .
Over 1 million Europeans were taken as slaves by North Africans between 1530 and 1780.
Sleep deprivation can cure depression.
Genghis Kahn killed enough people to cool the earth, 40 mill people were killed and vast areas of farmland were reclaimed by forests.
An English schoolboy was expelled after dipping his balls into a teacher’s cup of tea.
There are 6 unidentified recorded sounds by the NOAA.
In 1984 an unemployed father of four broke into the Queen of England’s bedchamber early in the morning, woke her and discussed his personal life with her for 10 minutes before being asked to leave.
The amount of time the average person will have spent watching TV is 9 years.
Scientists are attempting to recreate dinosaurs by manipulating chicken DNA.
A Roman dictator, Cincinnatus, was made a dictator while he was plowing his fields. After saving Rome from rival tribes, he humbly returned to his farm.