A giant snowman named Snowzilla is created every year in Anchorage, Alaska. In 2008, the city attempted to stop the creation of Snowzilla, and on Christmas morning there were sign-carrying snowmen “protesting” that attempt in front of city hall.
Trees in the red forest, a forest in the Chernobyl exclusion zone, are not decaying because organisms that recycle organic matter suffer from radiation as well.
Millionaire Michael O’Leary created his own taxicab company with just one cab so he can legally use the bus lanes.
A New York woman was hospitalized after a bit of a dentists drill lodged near her eye. The dentist was dancing to “Car Wash” at the time. The patient later sued the dentist for $600k.
On one of its first test flights, the Boeing 787 spent 19 hours and 2/3rds of the United States drawing the number 787 and the Boeing logo.
Denise Nickerson, the girl who played Violet, chewed so much gum on the set of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory that she ended up with 13 cavities after filming.
Some have argued that the US legally holds sovereignty over Taiwan due to a peace treaty signed at the end of World War II. In 2006, a group of Taiwanese residents unsuccessfully filed a complain asking for Taiwanese residents to receive US Constitutional rights for this reason.
The Mexican ambassador to the United States, said in response to the Kennedy administration’s 1961 call to collective action against Cuba: “If we publicly declare that Cuba is a threat to our security, 40 million Mexicans will die laughing.”
The coins thrown into Rome’s Trevi Fountain every year amount to around 3,000 Euro and are used to subsidize a supermarket for Rome’s needy.