Mall of America is owned by Canadians.
Students studying crows at the University of Washington wore wigs and masks because the crows would remember their faces and harass them for the remainder of their college career.
The Mall of America has no central heating system. All the heat is generated by people, lighting, and skylights. They even have to run the air conditioner during the cold winter months just to keep the mall comfortable.
Male puppies purposely let female puppies win while playing.
In 1980 16 stranded and frozen Danish fishermen were rescued and after being given a warm drink all 16 dropped dead from constricted capillaries reopening almost all at once, causing a sudden drop in blood pressure.
Hollywood has had a population of feral chickens living under a freeway since the 70s. Nobody knows how they got there and all efforts to remove them have failed.
The brain can be kept alive outside the body for days.
After a flood several years ago, a handful of bull sharks found themselves stranded in a lake on a golf course. Bull sharks are able to survive in fresh water and rather than this lake posing an issue for survival, the six sharks have thrived and even started breeding.
Idi Amin’s official title was “His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor Idi Amin Dada, VC, DSO, MC, Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Seas and Conqueror of the British Empire in Africa in General and Uganda in Particular“.
In 1882, Robert Ford killed the outlaw Jesse James in order to collect the reward… only to find out that he would immediately be charged for first degree murder. He was charged with murder and sentenced to be hanged but was pardoned and given 500 dollars and let free instead (much less money than promised).
New Zealand bans all advertising on TV on Christmas, Easter, Good Friday and ANZAC Day.
During Prohibition, the U.S. government poisoned alcohol, killing as many as 10,000 people
On December 25th, the ancient Romans would celebrate Dies Natalis Solis Invicti, the birthday of their sun god. The holiday eventually morphed into Christmas.
Depression can cause you to dream up to 3-4 times more than normal.
An American woman sent her adopted Russian Orphan back on a plane to Russia with a note saying “I no longer wish to parent this child“.