Anti-occupation Rabbis have actually volunteered to be human shields in order to defend Palestinian villages from destruction.
The Cheyenne chief Black Kettle, a major advocate for peace and coexistence between white settlers and Native Americans, was twice attacked by American troops despite explicit agreements of non-hostility, resulting in the death and mutilation of he and at least two hundred Cheyenne villagers.
As a result of a 20-year-old online joke that the German city of Bielefield doesn’t actually exist, the city released a press statement titled ‘There Really is a Bielefeld!’. However as it was released on April 1st, this humorously only added to the conspiracy.
Landmines planted on the coasts during the Falklands War accidentally created penguin sanctuaries. The penguins are too light to detonate the mines, so they live and breed safely. The sanctuaries are so popular and profitable that there are efforts to prevent removal of the mines.
The NFL is the most provincial American sport with 96.5% of the players born in the U.S.
The Soviet Union had a water computer created in 1928 that was used until the 1980s.
Machine guns mounted on early propeller aircraft had to be timed to fire bullets through the spinning blades without hitting them.
Cougar, puma, and mountain lion are all different names for the same animal.
Gambling is extremely wide-spread in Finland with slot machines in almost every store… however, it’s monopolized and all profits go to charities (including the treatment of gambling addiction).
A&W introduced a burger that was bigger and less expensive than McDonald’s Quarter Pounder, but it failed because customers assumed 1/3 was less than 1/4.
Snoop Dogg once tried to rent the entire country of Liechtenstein for a video shoot, and the main reason they said no is because he didn’t give them enough notice.
After learning of his parents tragic death due to carbon monoxide poisoning, Weird Al went on to perform and gave the reason that “since my music had helped many of my fans through tough times, maybe it would work for me as well”
A retired teacher who had been struggling for breath for months was amazed when doctors told him there was a pea plant growing in his lung.
Believe it or not, the common cold is incurable. Symptoms can be treated but not fully eradicated.
An adopted man in Michigan searched for his birth mother for 4 years before finding out that she worked at the same Lowe’s store that he worked at. Neither of them knew.