NASA asked Buzz Aldrin to refrain from quoting the Bible on the moon.
The Hubble telescope required the most perfect mirror ever created. Work on it had to be done at night because the vibrations caused by cars driving 4 miles away affected the ability to test the mirror.
The galaxy M100 is so far away that if beings from there were to look at Earth right now, they would be watching the real-time extinction of the dinosaurs.
Mussolini was expelled from school when he was 10 for stabbing a classmate. He did the same thing at his next school.
The screenwriter for the movie “Cast Away” stranded himself on an island for research, and when a volleyball washed up on shore, it became the inspiration for “Wilson.”
For decades, the mayor of Hiroshima writes a letter of protest every time a nuclear test is conducted, as a plea to end the use of nuclear weapons.
In 1987, an 18 year old freshmen funded his education by asking 2.8 million people for one penny.
Some people can “flex” muscles in their inner ears to produce a low rumbling sound.
A nurse placed playing cards in obvious places on top of operating room cabinets at a hospital to test for out of body or near death experiences. Not one person ever reported seeing the playing cards or even knowing they were there.
The Eiffel Tower leans very slightly in bright sunlight, as one side is heated by the sun and expands slightly.
The reason many U.S army helicopters are named after Native-American tribes is because the first U.S air force bases were located on native reservations.
Marc Gross uses Google Earth and drones to shoot elephants with Capsaicin paintballs, deterring them from poachers.
In 2004 during the Harvard/Yale Annual American football match, Yale students tricked Harvard supporters to hold up placards, that when raised spelt out “WE SUCK”.
There has only ever been one successful shoot-down of a F-117A stealth plane, in 1999 during the NATO bombing of former Yugoslavia, the Pilot ejected safely. Since then the US pilot and Serb that shot him down have become good friends.