Angelina Jolie sold the first pictures of her biological children for a total of 23.7 million dollars. She donated it all to charity.
Bill Gates has donated over $28 Billion to charity and has stated he wishes to donate a further 95% of his wealth to charity.
An American psychologist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison developed an insane experiment called the “Pit of Despair”, which involved socially isolating young monkeys for up to a year at a time. The monkeys developed psychosis, would cannibalize on their offspring, and also commit suicide.
There is a Japanese expression, ‘manaita no ueno koi’, meaning ‘a carp laid on a chopping block’. It is used to describe a person who keeps their cool in the face of an imminent and definite danger, and derives from the carp’s uniquely calm disposition when it is about to be cut up.
Nike made a commercial depicting a Samburu tribesman saying “Just Do it” in his native language. An American anthropologist called them out. The spoken phrase actually meant, “I don’t want these, give me big shoes.” Nike’s response: “We thought nobody in America would know what he said.”
A woman was caught making meth inside of a Walmart, while it was open.
Members of Westboro Baptist Church have been specifically banned from entering Canada for hate speech.
Spaghettification is a term specifically used in astrophysics to describe death from falling into a black hole.
Tiny pseudoscorpions (about 4mm) live inside old books, effectively protecting them by eating booklice and dustmites.
A black man in the mid 1960’s, not allowed to join or play at the local country clubs, built his own golf course using his own land and taught the neighborhood kids golf for free.
In 1992, instead of engaging in a messy legal battle over the use of a slogan, the CEOs of Southwest Airlines and Stevens Aviation simply arm-wrestled for whose company would own it.
From 1978 to 2013, CEO compensation in the US, inflation-adjusted, increased 937 percent, and the typical worker’s wages rose 10 percent.
In just two years – 2011 and 2012 – China produced more cement than the US did in the entire 20th century.