The inventor of the windshield wiper Mary Anderson was granted a patent for it in 1903, she tried to sell the rights in 1905 and was told that it held no commercial value and was unable to sell it. 19 years later, they became standard equipment on every vehicle.
A Swedish study found that heart attacks were more common the first three weekdays after the spring transition into Daylight Savings Time.
A writer was upset with an online review of his book, so he traveled to Scotland, hunted down the reviewer, went to the store she worked at, and hit her in the back of the head with a wine bottle.
There is 2.5 million of Zero Rupee bank notes in India. They are “paid” in protest by angry citizens to government functionaries who solicit bribes.
In 2015, residents of a Serbian city erected a statue to honor a small dachshund named Leo, who saved a 10-year-old child from a vicious dog attack. According to the Associated Press, the child was walking home from a friend’s house when a raging bull-mastiff cross-breed grabbed her and pinned her to the ground. Normally afraid of dogs larger than him, Leo, the neighbor’s pint-sized companion, leapt into action. He jumped on the larger dog, who released the young girl and turned on Leo instead. Leo died of his injuries, but the community remembered him fondly for his brave act. Leo was officially honored with the country’s first dog statue. The inscription on the statue reads, “To all the small dogs with big hearts.”
Due to religious reasons, Manhattan is encircled by a constantly maintained, continuous string of clear wire.
Chicago is America’s top city… in the prevalence of bedbugs, for the fourth year in a row.