In 2007, a 75 year old woman smashed up a Comcast office with a hammer because she was fed up with their poor customer service.
In Soviet Russia, due to strict censorship of music, there was a black market for Beatles records that had been etched onto used x-ray film. Some would sell for an entire month’s salary. The records earned the name “music on the bones.”
Weird Al Yankovic has asked permission from Prince to parody his songs on numerous occasions, and has always been refused. When the two were assigned to sit in the same row at an award’s show, he got a telegram from Prince’s lawyers demanding he not make eye contact.
A 1969 SciFi novel accurately predicted the current state of world affairs of 2010 including a popular leader called President Obomi(R.5) Misleading
Apparently, you can see Russia from your house. Only if you live in the Alaskan city of Diomede. It’s located only 2.4 miles from Russia.
Wearing a white t-shirt with a large letter “T” on the front is scientifically proven to make you 10% more attractive to women.
Economists have pointed out that if all the money spent on federal antipoverty programs were given to the poor, a family of four would have an annual income near $70,000. They get less than half the money given in their name; most goes to fund the bureaucracies that run the programs.
The typical tax evader in the United States is a male under the age of 50 in the highest tax bracket and with a complicated return, and the most common means of tax evasion is overstatement of charitable contributions, particularly church donations.
When going to battle Rajputs would fashion false trunks for their horses, making them appear to be baby elephants which the enemy’s elephants instinctively would not attack.
Because the Russians did such a great job embalming Lenin, the Vietnamese flew Ho Chi Minh’s corpse to Russia once a year for a “refresh.”
There was a woman in 1972 who possessed a visual acuity 20 times better than average. She could identify people at a distance of more than a mile (1.6 km).
Jerry Lee Lewis courted so much controversy by marrying his 13 year old cousin at the age of 22 that he went from playing $10,000 concert halls to $250 dollar a night dive bars.
Here’s a brief interview with Jerry Lee Lewis and Myra shortly after their marriage.
A company in the UK uses the foreskins of circumcised babies to develop an anti-wrinkle cosmetic treatments.
The guy who snagged windows2000.com happened to be named Bob and Microsoft just happened to own Bob.com. They came to an agreement to trade one for the other.