26.5 million Canadians tuned into the gold medal final in men’s hockey during the 2010 Winter Olympics. That’s 80% of the entire country’s population. There was one flight that got delayed cause the passengers didn’t want to board the plane cause the game was still ongoing.
Balloonfest’86 was a publicity stunt in which the United Way of Cleveland released 1.4 million balloons over the city. The balloons tied up highway and air traffic, caused lawsuits seeking millions in damages, and interfered with a Coast Guard search for two boaters who were later found drowned.
Magazines in waiting rooms are old because new ones disappear, not lack of supply.
Two baby girls have defied the odds with a very unusual birth date. At 10:11 a.m. on Saturday, Hazel Grace was born at a hospital in Cleveland and Quincy Kessler was born at a hospital in Billings, Montana, making their birth date and time 10:11 12/13/14.
The Hippocratic Oath calls for doctors to teach the offspring of their teachers the art of medicine, free of charge.
On January 3, 2005 FOX made a reality show named “Who’s Your Daddy?”. It starts with an orphan that is introduced to eight men and tries to figure out which one really is her father. If she’s right, she wins the cash prize. If she’s wrong, the “dad” who’s conned her takes the money.
Michael Jackson wanted to do a Harry Potter musical but J.K. Rowling said “no”.
A valley settlement in Norway that lives in shadow for nearly half of every year has installed giant mirrors on an adjacent mountain to redirect sunlight into the town’s square, all based on a plan that was thought up 100 years ago.
During a 2006 presidential speech, a CNN reporter’s mic was left on while she was in the bathroom. Portions of her conversation, which included calling her sister-in-law a “control freak” were broadcasted on live television.
Law professor Roger Fisher suggested that nuclear launch codes be implanted in a volunteer’s heart. The president would be required to personally take the life of an innocent person before taking the lives of hundreds of millions.
Ben Franklin wasn’t allowed to write the declaration of Independence because it was feared that he would hide a joke in it.
A baby born to Ugandan mother during a flight from Amsterdam to Boston became Canadian after being born in their airspace.
A real estate broker in the city of Ermelo in the Netherlands found a great way to encourage prospective buyers to take a quick tour of this house: his company built a roller coaster through it.
Starting in the 1960s, the American Heart Association advised the public to eat less saturated fat and switch to vegetable oils for a “healthy heart.” The American Heart Association was founded in part by the makers of Crisco.