Czech Nurse was honored for sleeping with Nazi soldiers to give them STDs and kill them.
On April 1, 1962, the Swedish national television broadcasted a 5-minute special on how one could get color TV by placing a nylon stocking in front of the TV. Thousands tried it.
When Gmail was introduced with an unbelievable 1GB free storage in 2004, Hotmail only offered 2MB. Google announced Gmail on April 1st, and wrote a punny and unprofessional press release, tricking many into thinking it was an April’s fool joke.
A 2013 study revealed that viewers begin to abandon a streaming video if it fails to load within two seconds. Each additional second of delay results in a 5.8% increase in the abandonment rate.
You have a ‘second brain’ embedded in the wall of your gut which controls digestion and has five times more neurons than a rat’s brain.
Various studies have shown that coffee prevents cancer, causes cancer, makes you live longer, makes you die younger and reduces your risk of diabetes.
The Andromeda galaxy is heading towards us at 250,000 miles per hour. We are expected to collide with it in 4 billion years.
Thomas Peterffy was told by NASDAQ that his algorithmic trading was illegal because it lacked a keyboard so he created a robot with fingers to type all trades on the keyboard which made it legal – “the robot typed so fast it sounded like a machine gun.”
The Dominican Republic, led by dictator Rafael Trujillo, offered to accept between 50,000 and 100,000 Jewish refugees in 1938. Only 645 made it and upon arrival, every new Jewish settler was given 80 acres of land, 10 cows, a mule and a horse. Trujillo’s generosity probably stemmed mainly from his eagerness to have the Western nations overlook his brutal massacre of 25,000 Haitians in 1937 and his desire to “whiten” the people of his country, believing that the young European men would marry Dominican women and produce light-skinned offspring.
“The Safety Dance” is a protest against bouncers stopping dancers pogoing to 1980s new wave music in clubs when disco was dying and new wave was up and coming.