There is a homeless shelter organization called “My Friend’s Place” so that those in need don’t also have to go through the embarrassment of telling others that they’re homeless.
The director of the movie Cannibal Holocaust was arrested for murder 10 days after the movie premier, as the courts did not understand how an impalement scene was done, and actually believed that an actress was murdered for the scene. He literally had to bring in all the “murdered” actors to prove his innocence.
In 1951, MGM owed the dog who played Lassie $40,000 in back pay. Not planning any more Lassie movies, MGM instead gave the rights to the Lassie trademark to the dog’s trainer, who spun it off into a TV show that ran for 19 seasons.
More than 40 percent of Russian girls have already lost their virginity by the age of 15 — a year younger than the legal age of consent.
At one time, Sweden’s 9th most voted for political party was The Donald Duck Party. They promised free beer and wider sidewalks.
According to psychiatric studies James Bond is the epitome of a successful psychopath.
In this insane Belarusian dash cam video, a man made the most incredible recovery from a motorcycle accident I have ever seen.
There’s a fish called the Goliath Grouper and it can eat a shark in one bite.
General Motors purposely kept the 1979 Chevy Malibu gas tank dangerously close to the rear of the vehicle. Instead of paying an extra $8.59 per vehicle to move the gas tank to a safer location, GM estimated that they would only have to pay $2.40 per vehicle to pay off personal-injury lawsuits.
25 years ago, two million people joined their hands to form a human chain spanning over 600 kilometers (370 mi) across the three Baltic states in memory of the victims of the Soviet terror.
Due to a compressed air leak, a worker in a subway tunnel under New York City’s East River was blown out of the tunnel, through the mud at the bottom of the river, up through the water, and 25 feet or so into the air. He received no serious injury.
The FBI assigned a team to Sacha Baron Cohen during the filming of Borat due to numerous reports of a “Middle eastern man traveling the Midwest in an ice cream truck.”
While fleeing the Japanese in WWII Burma, a group of refugees spent two days carving a 270-foot staircase into a mountain so that they and 52 elephants could escape.
Irrawaddy dolphins have developed a mutual relationship with local fisherman by chasing fish into their nets in exchange for some leftover fish. This relationship has become so embedded that when a fisherman’s “own” dolphin helped a rival, he followed up with lawsuits.
The Voluntary Human Extinction Movement is a group that “supports human extinction primarily because… it would prevent environmental degradation.”