Astronomers have found a planet that rains liquid glass sideways amid 4,500 mph winds.
Chillies evolved heat to deter mammals from eating them whilst not affecting birds, who can’t taste them and fly around pooping the seeds everywhere.
You can get pregnant while being pregnant. In 2009, Todd and Julia Grovenburg of Fort Smith, Arkansas, received international media attention for Mrs. Grovenburg’s conception of an additional child while already pregnant with a child conceived two and a half weeks earlier. If it were possible to carry both children to term, the birth of the first child would be expected in December 2009, whereas the second child would be due in January 2010. Grovenburg’s obstetrician reported that cases of superfetation “can only be confirmed after delivery by chromosomal and metabolic studies on the baby.” Both healthy babies were delivered through Caesarean section on 2 December 2009.
There are 2 million saunas in Finland, 99% of Finns take a sauna at least once per week, and its not abnormal for families, acquaintances and even business associates there to sauna nude together.
During The First Opium War of 1839, 19,000 British troops fought against 200,000 Chinese. The Chinese had 20,000 casualties, the British just 69. The war marked the start of the “Century of Humiliation” in China.
There have been two known fatalities of people suffocating on marshmallows playing Chubby Bunny. So to date Chubby Bunny has killed more in the US than Ebola.
Miss Navajo Nation is not a typical beauty pageant. It’s not about beauty, it’s about finding who best embodies the traditions of the Navajo. The women are expected to know about their heritage and culture and be able to answer questions in both English and Navajo and show proficiency in various skills considered essential in tribal life, including butchering the sheep.
Legendary author Ray Bradbury was a descendant of Mary Bradbury, who was tried in the Salem Witch Trials of 1692.
Residents of the city of Glasgow in Scotland have a disproportionately low life expectancy and no one’s sure why.
When Anne Frank’s family was arrested, her father showed the officer her height markers on the wall to prove how long they had been hiding, and after the diary was published, the officer said, “I bought the little book last week, to see if I was mentioned there, but I was not.”
The prune industry asked the FDA to relabel prunes as “dried plums” because “prunes” weren’t selling. It worked.
Sixty years ago a soccer match ground to a halt when unidentified flying objects were spotted above a stadium in Florence. “They were moving very fast and then they just stopped. It all lasted a couple of minutes.” Ten-thousand fans were watching the game in the concrete bowl of the Stadio Artemi Franchi. But just after half-time the stadium fell eerily silent – then a roar went up from the crowd. The spectators were no longer watching the match, but were looking up at the sky, fingers pointing. The players stopped playing, the ball rolled to a stand-still.
An Australian man committed suicide by shooting himself in chest with a shotgun, then in the head with a pistol, then in the throat with a shotgun, then in the chest again with a shotgun.
Elizabeth Taylor’s apparent dark outlined eyes were due to a rare genetic mutation giving her “double eyelashes”.
After Samuel L. Jackson agrees to star in “Snakes on a Plane”, producers tried to change the title but did not because Jackson agreed to do the film based on the title alone.