A 17-year old kid murdered his parents and hid their bodies in a locked bedroom so he could throw a huge house party.
A 22 year old was shot 6 times in the back in Sept. for carrying a fake katana (in an open carry state). Police claimed that he lunged at them which was later heavily disputed by video evidence, however they got off with no charges. No riots ensued and so it did not make national news.
Irene Triplett, an 84-year-old woman in North Carolina, still collects a monthly Civil War pension of $73.13 from the Department of Veterans Affairs. She is the last child of any Civil War veteran still on the VA benefits rolls.
When a person dies, hearing is the last sense to go.
For centuries before refrigeration, Russians dropped live frogs into their milk to keep it from spoiling. Secretions from their skin inhibited the growth of bacteria.
In Ancient Egypt, little people were well-respected and some were considered to be gods. The Egyptians were tolerant of of many medical disorders, and they thought that caring for all people was a moral duty.
ABC has been cutting scenes from “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to make room for more commercials.
Russian and NATO troops were very close to using force against each other in Kosovo, 1999. A NATO commander disobeyed the orders he was given, reportedly saying “I’m not going to start the Third World War for you” to his superior, who was later fired.
Hitler had a relative called “Paddy Hitler” who ended up joining the US Navy, where, along with all recruits, he had to fill out a form listing any relatives who might be fighting for the enemy.
In a Fox News interview for Now You See Me, Morgan Freeman fell asleep while co-star Michael Caine was chatting. Freeman responded, “Regarding my recent interview, I wasn’t actually sleeping. I’m a beta tester for Google Eyelids and I was merely taking the opportunity to update my Facebook page”
A man fought for nearly a decade to prevent the bank from foreclosing on his home, saying “I’ll tear it down before I let you take it.” When foreclosure proceedings began, he leveled the house with a bulldozer.
In the early 20’s, inventor Thomas Midgley Jr. discovered that he could make car engines more efficient by adding Tetraethyllead to gasoline, and was awarded a Nichols Medal. Later, it was discovered that the chemicals had filled the atmosphere with lead, leading to worldwide lead poisoning.
In the late 20’s, the same inventor synthesized one the first Chloroflourocarbons, known as CFC, and received the Perkin Medal. It was later discovered that the immense amounts of CFC produced by hairspray and other everyday products had reduced the ozone layer by 4% every decade since the invention. The wound is not expected to heal fully within our lifetimes.
At the age of 51, Midgley contracted polio. Unable to get out of bed by himself, he constructed a machine which could pull him out and help him stand without his family having to help. He got entangled in the wires, and died of suffocation. It is now believed that Midgley has affected our planet’s atmosphere more than any other organism that has ever existed.
A man lived in a French airport departure lounge for 17 years. He entered the airport and ‘lost’ his passport. As he had no passport he could not fly to his destination, the UK, but he had entered France legally so could not be expelled.
A cabbie told Bill Murray that he was frustrated that he drove 14 hours a day and didn’t have enough time to practice playing his saxophone. So Bill Murray drove the cab while the cabbie sat in the back and practiced.