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.
In the 1920s a Chicago man convinced his wife to pull out all her teeth then refused to get her dentures because it was ‘cheaper to feed her with soup than solid food’. She took him to court and he was ordered to get her 2 new sets of teeth and a beefsteak a week.
Pickle juice has about 20 times more sodium and eight times more potassium than a regular sports drink. Turns out that drinking an ounce or two of pickle juice can stop cramping within about 85 seconds — faster than water alone. Many athletes drink pickle juice before exercise to prevent cramps.
There is an exposed bedrock near Hudson Bay, Canada that is 4.3 billion years old. It is the oldest known rock and was around when the earth was only 200 million years old with no atmosphere or oceans.