Everyone in Iceland pays church tax, and the payment of those unaffiliated with a church goes to the University of Iceland.
Drukpa Kunley was a Buddhist Monk who promised women a path to Nirvana through the use of his penis, or “Flaming Thunderbolt” as he liked to call it. The women paid him in beer.
A tourist from the town of Dull, Scotland visited the town of Boring, OR and proposed that two villages become sister cities.
62% of bankruptcies in the US are due to medical bills. Almost 4/5ths of these people HAD health insurance but went bankrupted anyway because of co-payments, deductibles and uncovered services. Others got so sick that they lost their job and then lost their insurance.
An Arizona woman was billed $83,046 for 2 doses of medicine to treat scorpion sting–which would have cost $200 in Mexico.
The Walton family has given away about 2% of its net worth to charity — Bill Gates is giving away 48% of his net worth and Warren Buffet 78% of his net worth.
A man was hit by a Metro train going 70mph and his flying body parts injured a woman. She sued his estate on the theory that “If you do something as stupid as this guy did, you have to be responsible for what comes from it“.
50 Cent told fans to invest in a stock and he profited 8.7 million because of their investments.
Every December 25th a town in Peru celebrates “Takanakuy”. Men, women, and children settle grudges with fistfights. Then everyone goes drinking together, ready to start the new year with a clean slate.
The state of Indiana once tried to pass a bill saying that Pi was exactly 3.2.
Humans are the best long-distance runners on the planet, able to beat horses (and everything else) in marathon distance races.
The Rapeman was a comic book series in Japan where vigilante raped people for justice.
A Texas Hospital billed a woman $4800 after she was in an accident. Once the hospital found out she received an insurance settlement they sent her a new bill for $20,000+ and filed a lien against her property to get it.
There is a special two-seater suit for astronauts to have sex in space.