A Chinese company rewarded its employee of the year with a night with a Japanese adult video star.
The average pasta serving size is 480% larger than what’s recommended.
People see their own faces as being more physically attractive than they actually are.
The Mormon church uses tax records (and anything else they can) to track down members who move and stop attending.
Buzz Aldrin was the first man to pee (his pants) on the Moon.
In 1945 a group of Soviet school children presented a US Ambassador with a carved US Seal as a gesture of friendship. It hung in his office for 7 years before discovering it contained a listening device.
Tsar Peter III of Russia court-martialed and hanged a rat which had chewed the heads off his toy soldiers.
The feeling you get when you say a word over and over until it stops sounding like a real word is called Jamais Vu.
In 1812, an American ship rescued a British crew stranded on an island. While the Americans went out to search for food for the extra crew, the British took over the ship and left the Americans stranded on the island.
Bahia Bakari, a 12 year old French girl, was the sole survivor of an Airbus A310 crash near Comoros that killed 152 people. She could barely swim and had no life vest, but clung to a piece of aircraft wreckage for over 9 hours before being rescued.
Starvation can produce profound mental clarity. In one case a starving WWII POW became conversant in Norwegian in a single week.
There was a custom in ancient Babylon compelling all women at least once in their lives to go to the temple of Aphrodite and have sex with a stranger.
In 2003, a man mailed himself to Texas from New York.
In 1963, a man knocked down a wall of his home. Behind it, he discovered a mysterious room and soon discovered an intricate tunnel system with additional cave-like rooms. What he had discovered was the ancient Derinkuyu underground city in Turkey.