A man tried to kill another man on live TV with his magical powers. After several hours, the magical man suggested he never died because the god he worshiped is protecting him. The man replied and said he was an atheist.
France sent 800 women to Quebec. The “Filles du Roi” (“Daughters of the King”) were poor women who in 1663 agreed to go to the mostly male New France colony to marry. It worked; the population more than doubled in 10 years, and two thirds of French Canadians today are their descendants.
In ’86 a California farmer named Mike Yurosek was unhappy he was not able to sell his imperfect carrots. So he cut and shaved them into cuter versions and called them “baby-cut” carrots. Before the invention of the baby carrot, each American ate 6 lbs of carrot a year, now they eat 11 lbs.
Between 1798 and the Civil War, the U.S. Navy lost two-thirds as many officers to dueling as it did to more than 60 years of combat at sea. In the 18th and early 19th Centuries, personal honor could have a very real impact on a man’s life, especially for a naval officer. Most naval officers aspired to use glory and prize money to join the upper classes, but no one would give command of a ship to a cowardly or dishonorable officer. That’s why an insult in the wardroom could quickly turn into a deadly duel – if you were considered meek, your chances of promotion and prosperity could disappear.
For the last 10+ years, 2 disabled men in China, one without arms and the other without sight, have been planting trees together and have so far planted more than 10,000.
Researchers testing insect repellents used a Victoria’s Secret perfume as a standard, accidentally discovered that it repels mosquitoes better than many repellents on the market.
For 150 years, whenever a new heir was born to the Annheiser-Busch brewing family, they would be fed five drops of Budweiser before even having their mothers milk.
The state of Arizona does not observe daylight savings time, but the Navajo Nation located within Arizona does observe daylight savings time, but the Hopi Nation located within the Navajo Nation located in Arizona does not observe daylight savings time.
PhD students are 2.5 times more likely to develop psychiatric disorders than highly educated general population.
Last year a Florida woman drove into a house because she was praying with her eyes closed…while driving.