Pets are not necessarily as happy as many pet owners would hope, that you may be doing your pet a favor by making them work for food, and that it is important to play with pets to avoid boredom.
Finnish people were believed to be able to control weather. This resulted in reluctance to accept Finnish Sailors aboard ships from the Vikings all the way until the 1900s.
In the 18th century John Harrison claimed that he could build a clock to keep time to within a second over 100 days; it triggered widespread ridicule at his time. The clock had been built to his exact specifications in 2015; it was declared the “most accurate mechanical clock”.
In 2008 a guy named Mike Merrill sold shares of his life for $1 and gives up decisions to his shareholders. He’s up to $4.50 a share.
The Friars is a pub in the small town of Bridgnor, UK. Recently, it became widely known, thanks to a designer’s creativity. Presumably, the owner of the pub, asked Dave, to create a poster for the “Music Night”. The poster supposed to have an announcement of the event and the list of music bands performing in the pub. The designer Dave was so lazy, that he just took a screenshot of the conversation and designed it as an advertising poster.
In the 1830s Americans drank an average of 7.1 gallons of pure alcohol per year. Early Americans took a healthful dram for breakfast, whiskey was a typical lunchtime tipple, ale accompanied supper and the day ended with a nightcap.
A woman once sued her own divorce attorneys because they did not inform her a divorce would end her marriage.
The rotary phone was invented by an undertaker. The operator in his hometown was married to his competition, so the rotary dial was a way to bypass the human operator.
The US considered dyeing Mt. Fuji black in WWII as psychological warfare against the Japanese.