In Italy, it is not a crime to steal food if you are hungry and have no other means of nourishment.
Because of the movement of the Earth’s tectonic plates, Australia is drifting so fast that they plan to adopt a moving GPS system by 2020 to compensate for the changes.
Captain Christopher Jones of the Mayflower forced their ship to land early at Plymouth Rock because of the ships dwindling supply of beer. Before pasteurization was discovered in 1864, beer through the process of fermentation, was safer to drink than water.
People who post Facebook status updates about their romantic partner are more likely to have low self-esteem, while those who brag about diets, exercise, and accomplishments are typically narcissists.
Servers’ wages, in top restaurants, have increased by over 300% because of tipping, while the culinary team’s wages have only increased by about 20%. Meaning the people serving your food are making a lot more than those who went to school in order to make it.
William Still, the father of the Underground Railroad, interviewed and kept records of every escaped slave he came across. Once, while interviewing a man, he discovered that the man was actually his long-lost brother.
A luxury hotel in Cannes, France, has a team of 5 trained attack hawks that it uses to keep pesky seagulls from harassing its wealthy patrons in outside seating areas.
Many tech companies stayed away from the use of male computerized voices because of HAL-9000 (from ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’).
After winning a scratchcard lottery, overwhelmed Bill Morgan suffered a heart attack and was considered clinically dead for 14 minutes. Later, local TV channel asked him to recreate the winning, for a news segment. While filming a reenactment, Morgan miraculously won the scratch off lottery again.