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.
A father’s genes promote the baby’s weight in the womb, regardless of maternal health, while a mother’s genes limit the baby’s weight, regardless of fetal health, and a delicate balance is achieved via this conflict.
Witold Pilecki, a Polish Army officer, volunteered to get imprisoned in Auschwitz to gather intelligence and escape.
After fighting in the winter war against the USSR, Lauri Törni, a Finnish soldier, joined the SS and kept fighting until the end WW2. After WW2, he migrated to the US and joined the US Army, and died in combat in Vietnam in 1965 by which time he had earned high ranking U.S. awards.