Northern Paper Company offered the first splinter-free toilet paper in the early 1930s.
Indiana construction worker Jason Haney hid a giant ‘Where’s Waldo?’ cutout all over his work site for the children in a nearby hospital to find. Once he received word that they’d found him, he moved Waldo to another location so they could start looking for him again.
Sheep were grazing in Central Park until 1934, when they were moved during the Great Depression for fear they would be eaten.
Giant rats have been trained to sniff out 14000 landmines and other unexploded arsenal. The rats, which undergo nine months of training, are light enough to not trigger the explosives. They literally work for peanuts.
Thomas Jefferson built a clock on the outside wall of his house with only an hour hand, as he believed an hour hand would be accurate enough for his slaves.
In 1940, 11-year-old Audrey Hepburn studied ballet in occupied Holland. To aid the resistance, the students performed in secret while Nazi patrols roamed nearby. Applause was forbidden, and later Hepburn said, “The best audience I ever had made not a single sound at the end of my performance.”
Dewey Bozella, a Boston native was imprisoned for 26 years for a murder he did not commit. In those 26 years, 2 felons put the murder on him, was denied parole several times, the evidence against him was destroyed by police, and evidence proving his innocence was never brought to trial.
Felix Batista, an expert on kidnapping, was kidnapped in Mexico. He Had already negotiated nearly 100 kidnapping and ransom deals and after his disappearance nobody took credit and he’s been missing ever since.
Ancient Romans had to get tickets to go to the Colosseum. The tickets had the section, row, and seat number written on it for assigned seating, just like stadiums do today.
JFK was a superb golfer, but kept his golfing a secret because he didn’t want to seem out of touch with average Americans. JFK reacted with terror when he nearly hit a hole-in-one while running for President.