There were horses in America before the Spanish arrived. Natives ate them all.
Robert Samuel a professional “stander” earns up to $US1,000 a week by standing in line for people.
Two patients taking the anti-depressant ‘clomipramine’ reported the side effect that every time they yawned they had an orgasm.
Félix Carbajal, a Cuban Olympic marathon runner in 1904, ran in cut-off trousers, a long-sleeve shirt and a beret. He stopped to eat some apples, got stomach cramps, had a nap, then kept running, to place fourth. The winner, Thomas Hicks, used brandy and rat poison to assist his victory.
The most expensive yacht in the world is a gold-plated super-yacht worth $4.5 billion USD. It comes complete with a statue made from the bone of a T-Rex dinosaur.
The Killer Whale is a natural predator of the Moose.
There is a disease called “Sudden unexpected death syndrome” where the heart of a seemingly healthy adult just stops for no reason. It mostly affects young men in select Southeast Asian countries.
In 1952 due to unusual weather patterns, a large amount of smog from nearby Coal plants collected over London for a series of 4 days, killing an estimated 12,000 people.
After blogger Jeff Pataky wrote about the incompetence of the Phoenix police department, the Phoenix PD raided his home, seized his laptop, backups and cable modem, handcuffed and detained his female roommate for over three hours, and took his sons out of elementary school.
A man tried to rob a convenience store armed with a knife from the store itself but gave up when the clerk thought he was purchasing it and scanned the item to tell him the price.
An analysis of over 200 social studies contends that high religiousness predicts a lower risk of depression and drug abuse and fewer suicide attempts, and more reports of satisfaction with sex life and a sense of well-being.
In 1953, the British kicked off their successful Mt Everest expedition by inviting its members to their embassy. While the climbers were housed in luxury, the Sherpas were put in garages without beds or toilets. Infuriated, the Sherpas retaliated by lining up and urinating on the front lawn.
Aztec warriors wielded swords embedded with small blades of obsidian, a kind of volcanic glass, making them the sharpest swords in history. They were so effective they could decapitate humans and even horses in one blow.
During the reign of the Roman Emperor Tiberius Caesar, between 14-37 AD, a craftsman created flexible glass which was shatterproof, and would only produce slight dents when dropped, which could be easily repaired with a hammer.
The Emperor, fearing that it would devalue gold and silver, had the craftsman executed. To this day no one knows how the legendary material was made.